Mike Reagan expresses outrage at anti-war political demagoguery by radical DNC Chair Howard Dean.... calls it "treason."
In the first place, we did not lose the Vietnam War.... It was already technically won, even though leftist demagogues in the U.S. Congress like Democrat Senators Fulbright and Ted Kennedy, with help of the leftist mainstream media and traitor John Kerry and his Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), pulled off a political victory.... to snatch the appearance of failure in the war straight out of the jaws of victory....and then characterize it as "losing the war."
They did this to make it appear Republican Pres. Richard M. Nixon had "lost the war," which could not be farther from the truth. Nixon inherited that war which was started by Pres. John F. Kennedy and continued by Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson.... both Democrats.... without providing the necessary support and full prosecution of the war in a manner to win. It was after Nixon took office that the U.S. began winning that war. But you can't prosecute a war without adequate funding and delegated authority to fight it to win.
You can read more below and here. Also read, directly below, excerpts from a related column here, that includes the following:
"In an interview with WOAI-AM in San Antonio, Dean criticized what he called President Bush's "permanent commitment to a failed strategy" while saying, "We need to be out of there and take the targets off our troops' back." Dean suggested "a strategic redeployment" of U.S. troops over the next two years.
"I wish the president had paid more attention to the history of Iraq before we had gotten in there," Dean said. "The idea that we're going to win this war is just plain wrong."
Republican Chairman Ken Mehlman said Dean's "outrageous prediction sends the wrong message to our troops, the enemy, and the Iraqi people just 10 days before historic elections."
Now, here's the Reagan piece.... or you can reach the uncut version from the first link above.
"Michael Reagan: Dean 'Should Be Hung'...."
"Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is blasting Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean for declaring that the U.S. won't be able to win the war in Iraq, saying Dean ought to be "hung for treason."
"Howard Dean should be arrested and hung for treason or put in a hole until the end of the Iraq war!" Reagan told his Radio America audience on Monday.
Reagan was reacting to Dean's comments earlier in the day, when the top Democrat said that the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong."
In a Texas radio interview, Dean predicted a rerun of the Vietnam debacle, where U.S. forces had to withdraw after Congress voted to cut support for South Vietnam's government.
"This is the same situation we had in Vietnam," the top Democrat said. "Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory....'"