I do not know what the democrats in Congress expected when they authorized the President to go to war. Apparently it was wine, women, and song, all on a bed of roses. They have second guessed, threatened, cajoled and harassed him over the war they agreed was necessary.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the President is the Commander in Chief. That’s his job. It’s not your job. Sit down, shut up and let the man get on with it.
And this, from Mr. Webb of Virginia:
These presidents took the right kind of action, for the benefit of the American people and for the health of our relations around the world. Tonight we are calling on this president to take similar action, in both areas. If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way. (He’s speaking of ending the war and “improper corporate influence.”)
Sir, you don’t have that authority. You sound like a bully. Your references to the military service of your family is grandstanding. But since you brought it up, I wonder how it makes your son feel to know you consider his mission a mistake. I wonder if he also considers freedom for oppressed peoples to be of less value that freedom here. I wonder if he’s smart enough to figure out that freedom here relies on bringing that area of the world out from under totalitarian regimes.