Democrats Calling For The White Flag Of Surrender
Over at Think Progress, they’re using Dan Bartlett’s courtesy against him:
“Matt Lauer gave Bush councelor Dan Bartlett the opportunity to point out one person “calling for the white flag of surrender.” Bartlett couldn’t do it.
LAUER: The white flag of surrender — that’s a very dramatic and harsh expression to use against the Democrats. Have you heard any Democrats calling for the white flag of surrender?
BARTLETT: Well, I have heard a lot of Democrats call this President a liar, saying we’ve gone into Iraq for the wrong reasons, saying that he’s incomptent. So there is a lot of heated rhetoric in Washington. But what we see in the heart wrenching developments, when we see our 2 soldiers lose their lives in such a horrific way, is that we’re up against a very determined enemy. This is an epic struggle in which we have to be committed to winning.”
Know why Bartlett dodged the question? Because if he starts naming off the Democrats who want to give in to Al-Qaeda in Iraq, he’ll be up to his eyeballs in offended liberals all complaining that it’s unfair to label their position as “surrender,” even as they ceaselessly argue that we should admit defeat and let the terrorists win.
In my book, if you say the war is lost in Iraq and you want to cut and run? Then you want to surrender. You say we need to set a timetable, which is going to be based on politics, not the conditions on the ground? Then you want to surrender. You want to wave the white flag like a Frenchman and give up without victory.
Maybe Dan Bartlett wouldn’t name names, but I will. Here are just some of the many, many Democrats who want to wave the white flag of surrender in Iraq: Barbara Boxer, Max Cleland, Russ Feingold, Tom Harkin, Gary Hart, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Michael Moore, John Murtha, Nancy Pelosi, Cindy Sheehan…you can go on and on.
If it bothers liberals to be accused of, “calling for the white flag of surrender,” then they should stop calling for the white flag of surrender.