Jim “Copperhead” Webb
This essay by A.A. Cunningham is worth your time. Cunningham is "an active duty officer with more than 25 years of service" It is not a short read with a little over 2000 words. This essay covers all the bases. He writes:
Webb opines that we have lost opportunities to defeat the forces of international terrorism. Where? When? How many plots must we foil before the Democrats will admit that we are winning the overall war on terror and Iraq is but ONE theater in that larger war?
Indeed. He also takes Webb to task about this mostly unnoticed line from Webb's rebuttal.
Senator Webb says in one paragraph that he does not want a precipitous withdrawal but wants our troops gone in short order. Are these weasel words Senator? You are a writer. The written word is your craft. Please explain for the public the difference between precipitous withdrawal and short order.
He also reveals the state of today's Democratic party.
What we are witnessing today is the return of the worst hits of the Democratic Party. Going back to the American Civil War, Democrats were against THAT war and tried mightily to undermine President Lincoln. Those Democrats became known as Copperheads or Peace Democrats and, these were labels of which they were proud. They wanted the president to negotiate a peace with the Confederates and put an end to a far more bloody war than the war in Iraq when things were going so very wrong for the Union. So there is a long history of this behavior in the Democratic Party. There was a time they could only envision defeat, not victory. This was NOT true during WW I or WW II, but now the Democrats love to bring up Vietnam and the loss suffered there, and it remains for them the measuring stick against which all US military action MUST be compared. James Webb is a product of that policy failure and he is clearly embittered by it.
The author nails it! Read the whole essay here.
Q&O Fact Checks Jim Webb. It looks like Copperhead Jim is fibbing again.