DiFi. Arrogance and willful ignorance

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s response to Bush on Iraq is a near-perfect example of how Beltway Democrats are as complicit in the war as Bush.

“We need the president to urgently exercise the leadership necessary to bring Iraq’s political factions together,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said in the Democratic radio response Saturday. “In no uncertain terms, the president must immediately inform the Iraqi people that they need to get their political house in order.”

What arrogance. The US invaded Iraq based on lies, something Feinstein neither mentions or opposes, yet she imperiously says Iraq must do the bidding of D.C. This is also a remarkably ignorant statement because there’s no authority in Iraq to give the order to, assuming they’d follow it, which they probably wouldn’t. Would you if you were them? The U.S. has given them nothing but misery.

Feinstein said the Iraqis need to be told that they must get a government and key ministries up and running, that they need to quickly secure their streets by ramping up the deployment of a viable police force, and they must reconcile differences between Sunnis and the Shia.

Dianne, Dianne, Dianne. Iraq doesn’t have a functioning government. One thing Iraqis are definitely united about is wanting the U.S. out of their country. Is any of this getting through?

“Iraqis must know that we will exit on our terms, not theirs,” she said.

Again, her arrogance and willful ignorance of the facts speak volumes. Democrats are as much plugged into the unreality of D.C. as Republicans. In their Beltway dreamscape, if their spinmeisters say something is true, then it must be. Reality will not be permitted to intrude.

Here’s the reality. The US will exit Iraq the way it exited Vietnam. Defeated. In fact, it’s alreadyԚ  over, the U.S. has already lost.

Rather than listening to DiFi’s delusions, let’s listen to someone who actually knows what’s going on.

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