Because they say things like this:
“I believe … that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week,” Reid said, on the same day US President George W. Bush was giving a speech at an Ohio town hall meeting defending the war on terror.
It’s amazing that a US Senator would be out demoralizing the troops like this. Even if you think you ARE losing a war, you never SAY you’re losing a war, Harry. It demoralizes the troops and emboldens the enemy.
If you really thought the war was a lose cause, wouldn’t you and the other Democrats push to end it, instead of just “advising” to end it?
It’s all about the politics. Having something that’s an actual policy and something that would help our country and Iraq– well, that’s just not something the defeatocrats can come up with. So their solution is “If both Iraq and the US can’t win, then let’s make sure we both lose.”
As inept as the Republicans have been lately, at least they’re not attempting to completely sabotage US troop morale.
EDIT: I just posted this over at HotAir…. if the Democrats truly believe we’ve lost the war, and they won’t end the war, then they’re perfectly happy to throw the lives of American soldiers away on a lost war. By inference, they must hate the troops to want to senselessly waste their lives like that. If they truly supported them, they’d be fighting tooth & nail to save them in an unwinnable war.
Unless they really do think the war is winnable, and they want to stealthily support the troops to avoid upsetting the base by saying they’ve lost, but in reality they think they’re winning and they’re “opposing” the war without opposing it so they can later take credit for not stopping the war they thought we were losing but instead were really funding in a double-secret kind of way!
Whew. That’s crazy run-on sentence.