Republicans will hold control of the House and Senate.....narrowly.
Then again, perhaps not. The American people have obviously chosen to hand the reigns of the House of Representatives, and possibly of the Senate as well, to the Democrats. I can only hope that the Nancy Pelosi-led congress will take seriously the most important issue of our time, but it's a slim hope indeed.
Do you know what image that I cannot get out of my head? The last helecopter lifting off from the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, ushering in the era of defeatism and appeasement that plagues us to this day. On that day we showed the world that the United States did not have the stomach to finish a fight, and the world took notice. Will there be a similar scene be played out in Baghdad? If so, mark this day down as the beginning of the end for we have given our government to the appeasers, to those who honestly believe that there is nothing worse than war, not even the shame of defeat and betrayal.
I think a Winston Churchill quote may well be in order: "We seem to be very near the bleak choice between War and Shame. My feeling is that we shall choose Shame, and then have War thrown in a little later on even more adverse terms than at present."
Perhaps the American people have chosen to go back to their comfortable 9/10 world and simply forget this war, but rest assured, the war has not forgotten us.
UPDATE, Later on 11/08/06:
Via Mona Charen at "The Corner":
Nancy Pelosi just told Brit Hume that the war in Iraq is "not a war toThe sounds you hear is that slim hope, of which I wrote above, snapping.
be won but a situation to be solved."