Congressional Democrats are a loyal bunch, and fight to defend their allies – the Mullahs, that is.
Senator Lieberman observed this week:
…”Since retaking Congress in November 2006, the top foreign policy priority of the Democratic Party has not been to expand the size of our military for the war on terror or to strengthen our democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East or to prevail in Afghanistan. It has been to pull our troops out of Iraq, to abandon the democratically elected government there, and to hand a defeat to President Bush.”
…Mr. Lieberman was particularly critical of his 22 Democratic colleagues in the Senate who voted against the senator’s resolution to label Iran’s revolutionary guard corps and elite Quds Force a foreign terrorist entity.
Mr. Lieberman concluded, “There is something profoundly wrong-something that should trouble all of us — when we have elected Democratic officials who seem more worried about how the Bush administration might respond to Iran’s murder of our troops, than about the fact that Iran is murdering our troops.”
It’s worse than that – the Dems are undermining US defenses against Iran (my ellipsis):
Congress will not let the U.S. military begin building a missile defense site in Europe until the U.S. has ratified agreements with the host nations — and that’s not close to happening, said Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif. Tauscher oversees missile defense matters as chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee…
In remarks to defense reporters Nov. 8, Tauscher said the U.S. Missile Defense Agency should work harder at protecting deployed U.S. troops against current missile threats with proven technology and “pull back” from “science projects” such as the European missile defense site.
(Instead) the U.S. Missile Defense Agency should focus on improving and deploying three existing systems designed to counter (short range) missiles, she said.
And the U.S. should work with its 26 NATO partners — instead of working bilaterally with just two (actually three: the UK, Czech Republic, and Poland) — to develop continent-wide defenses against short-, medium- and long-range missiles, she said.
The U.S. should also try to win cooperation from Russia.
The chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee knows the US is quite capable of deploying a robust defensive system against the Mullahs’ future ICBMs, but that if it waits to deploy until that threat is clear and present, and the likes of Putin and Belgium OK the US plan, the system will never happen.
There’s a silver lining – if the Dems win the presidency and keep their congressional majority, 50 kilotons on Washington would rid the US of many nasty creatures, Tauscher included.