Yesterday in the senate, South Dakota Sen. John Thune showed why he is a rising star in the Republican party in support to strike the defeatist language the senate passed.
Sen. Thune said one cogent thing. That if we follow the Democrat logic, when they say that we should really be fighting more in Afghanistan, because there is where Osama bin Laden is, in reality if we really want to take the fight to those who attacked us on 9/11, we should go to war with Saudi Arabia for the majority of the hijackers where from there, not Afghanistan or Iraq. Oh, and bin Laden is from, you guessed it, Saudi Arabia.
There was more, but the thrust is that what the Democrats want is this to be in all ways to their advantage. But, while Americans may be rightfully frustrated with the lack of success in quelling the violence in Iraq, we do not want to leave in sure defeat.
If we follow the Democrat line to its final analysis, there is no real War Against Terror and we should come home and solve the "problems" we have here in the United States.
That is not a real solution. But it appears that the Democrats do not have a real solution except to oppose President Bush at every turn and especially in the War Against Terror.
But, as long as there are strong senators like John Thune, they will not be able to get away with it.