House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is drawing heat for suggesting her political opponents are fond of the war in Iraq.
“The grassroots are justifiably disappointed and I am too that we could not do something to end this war,” Pelosi said at a press conference today. “The assumption that I made that the Republicans would soon see the light and listen to their constituents was not an accurate one.”
She continued: “They like this war. They want this war to continue. We thought that they shared the view of so many people in our country that we need a new direction in Iraq. To affect that we need redeployment of our troops with a goal of a year to do that. But the Republicans have made it very clear that this is just not George Bush’s war, this is the war of the Republicans in Congress.”
No one wants to be sending troops into harms way. It's not fun. Those that support these efforts think it is necessary, they don't like death and destruction. To suggest that they do is some of the most disgusting and toxic demagoguery, which is unfortunately all too common from the Left.
Pelosi tried to back off from her comments:
Asked to clarify her use of the word “like,” Pelosi backed off her statement of moments before.
“When I say ‘like,’ I shouldn’t say they ‘like’ the war. They support the war, the course of action that the president is on and they are not questioning in terms of his implementation of the war, the execution of the war.”
Well, you said "they," as in the Republicans, "like" it "want this war to continue," Mrs. Pelosi. Those are your own words.
The ones that truly want war to continue are the jihadists who have been more upfront about their desire to annihilate us than any adversary in any war anywhere in recent memory. I would hope you would note this instead of attacking those that seek to keep their bizarre Islamist dystopia from coming about, Mrs. Pelosi, but I won't hold my breath.