Democrats, the Military, and Casualties

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One of the things I’ve noticed over the years is the fact that Republicans are given the epitaph of “warmonger”.   We use our military only when it is absolutely necessary, to protect the nation.  The Democrats, who appear to be suffering from some strange insecurity of muscular military might, don’t give a rip how our troops are used, as long as they are used.

The just don’t seem to actually care about the individual men and women in uniform.

I see this headline in the Guardian:  Obama Administration Warns Public to Expect Rise in US Casualties

“…The Obama administration warned the US public yesterday to brace itself for an increase in American casualties as it prepares to step up the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan and the border regions of Pakistan.

Against a background of widespread protests in Pakistan and Afghanistan over US operations since Obama became president, the vice-president, Joe Biden, said yesterday that US forces would be engaged in many more operations as it takes the fight to its enemies in the region.

The Obama administration is to double the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 60,000 and when asked in a television interview if the US public should expect more American casualties, Biden said: “I hate to say it, but yes, I think there will be. There will be an uptick.”

Greater US involvement in Afghanistan is a political risk for Obama, with the danger that mounting American casualties could make the war as unpopular as Iraq. Obama, in his first military action as president, sanctioned two missile attacks inside Pakistan on Friday, killing 22 people, reportedly women and children among them. The attacks drew criticism from Pakistani officials at the weekend….”

Have you ever noticed how liberals and Democrats don’t mind “casualties” when they are “Their Casualties”?  That they don’t mind the number of military who sacrifice their lives for a Democratic Administration?

Is it somehow different?

Are the precious lives of our military somehow dying for a grander, more pure cause when uncaring Democrats send them off into battle?

Is it somehow more heroic of Democrats tell us to prepare for casualties?

I fear for our brave men and women.  I pray for them.

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