Two polls show that the public understands that the "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq has worked, to the consternation of Democrat leaders and protesters.
A Pew Poll taken last week showed that nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) think that the war is going "well or very well." That number is up from 34 percent in June. A recent Gallup Poll likewise found that "[p]ublic views of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq have improved over the past month, and Americans' outlook about winning the war is brighter than it was in September."
Democrat protesters ignore that we are winning the war. It seems that some on the far left would rather see our country lose a war than see the Democrats lose an issue for the '08 election. Take the 20 or so "progressives" who protested a McConnell fundraiser last week, where they caught Democrat Jim King trying to sneak away. They plan to protest a Giuliani fundraiser today in Lexington.
A former front-man of the anti-war left, John Bruhns, wrote an op-ed that confirmed what many have long observed: The protesters' "agenda is not anti-war. The war is used by these organizations as ammunition against political foes - primarily Republicans. They are the enemy despite the fact that many Democrats vote the same way."
That explains why Moveon.org sent its minions to Kentucky the month before our gubernatorial election.
There is some serious need for help finding temp housing for MoveOn organizers that are coming to KY this weekend to do election related work. They will be in Louisville and Lexington for a month - from this weekend through election day. I know that you may not have space, but figured someone in your network might. Please spread the word.
Governor-elect Steve Beshear never refused the help; he never declined the implicit endorsement of Moveon.org.
Former Governor Ernie Fletcher had no control over the war in Iraq. But that tenet of federalism is irrelevant to the far left: they just want to defeat Republicans and elect Democrats at any and all levels. The war is just a convenient rallying point for the Democrats' larger electoral agenda -- to win elections, not the war.