The Republican-controlled Senate rejected one resolution, proposed by former presidential candidate Senator John Kerry, calling for combat troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by July 1 next year, by a vote of 13 to 86.
The second bill, calling for troops to begin moving out of Iraq this year but without setting a hard timetable for final withdrawal, was dismissed 60 votes to 39.
I can't imagine getting up in the morning and thinking "Things have been difficult in life, however, there has been some improvements lately, so I'll just give up." How can the Democrats just discard all the hard work the United States has been doing in Iraq. What about all the sacrifices our troops and the Iraqi people have made? How can they just toss out all the good things that are happening in Iraq? How can they trash the hopes and dreams of the Iraqi people?
Here's a history lesson for the Democrats. Those who stick to a job and a vision will win. In the words of Winston Churchill:
We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffer. You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpasssed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road many be, for without victory there is no survival. May 13, 1940