Boston Globe Leak
It seems that the D's have gone to great lengths to stifle their own position taking potential, at best every once in a while coming up with some lame set of goals ("double the size of the special forces!" "implement the 9/11 commission recommendations!") but otherwise totally mute on specifics. Why? Because the hard left, the Bush hating left, the American hating left, is a monster just itching to get out. But sometimes it does leak out, just a little. Check out today's Globe op-ed by James Carroll.
Make no mistake - there are many on the left that are happy about our troubles in Iraq. A difficulty for America, the death of an American troop, is justice against our large, imperial, oppressive nation. These folks are clearly poisoned by some kind of socialist curse and would spell instant doom for any political candidate, but they underlie the entire power structure of the hard left. Don't believe they could think such things? Lets check out how Carroll ends his Op-Ed, the grand finale:
...If the Democrats take power with the elections tomorrow, congressional hearings will have a lot of such questions to consider. But what about the moral question? For all of the anguish felt over the loss of American lives, can we acknowledge that there is something proper in the way that hubristic American power has been thwarted? Can we admit that the loss of honor will not come with how the war ends, because we lost our honor when we began it? This time, can we accept defeat?
Yes, he actually did write the phrase: can we acknowledge that there is something proper in the way that hubristic American power has been thwarted?.
The hard left, ladies and gentlment. Disgusting anti-Americanism on parade. I wonder how many of them would commit real treason, given the chance?