Unfortunately, the victorious Democrats' idea of victory in the War on Terrorism is to cut"n"run from Iraq...
But the Iraqis realize the importance and value of having America's brave GI "Joes" and "Janes" stay in Iraq until their mission is, in fact, accomplished.
Without American military support in standing up a strong Iraqi government, army, police force, and security force, there will be no real "victory."
If Democrats cut off the purse-strings for the war and force American troops to cut'n'run, Iraq's terrorist neighbors will easily swallow them up... and all our fallen troops will have died in vain. Then, Americans will have to face a far more serious and empowered terrorist onslaught.
Soooo...., the onus is now on the anti-war Democrats. If they pull the rug from under our troops and the war, the responsibility for failure and diminution of U.S. power abroad will be their legacy. As will any increase of terrorism in the United States following a Dem-instigated retreat.
(Hat tip to Gary Varvel for political 'toon.)