OK -- I"ve kept it in for almost a week hoping headlines would go elsewhere, but I gotta say it.
To all of those who voted to hand Congress to the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and John Murtha, thanks for nothing. Plans are already being drawn up for our speedy withdrawal from Iraq.
As a military member, I can understand defeat. America's fighting men and women have occasionally been chased off a battlefield by a superior foe throughout our history. But walking off the field and leaving it to the enemy because he's beaten you militarily is one thing. Giving him the field because of a lack of willpower from people in the rear who aren't even in harm's way is another.
We as a nation have disgraced those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in this cause, and betrayed those serving in uniform. What's sad is that when our emboldened enemies regroup and strike us again in greater force with higher stakes, our military will be called back to pay the price in blood while those pulling us out today sit in their easy chairs.
We in the military have been willing to make the sacrifices needed for this war. All we've asked from the rear is support. But it looks like we're about to get the rug yanked out from under us.
My military career is winding down, but I have a son and son-in-law in Iraq and four more boys growing up. I don't want them to pay the price of cowardice.