The results of Tuesday's voting must come as a shock to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world.
The Democratic sweep puts anti-war extremists in charge of the House and the Senate, and seems certain to presage a replay of the Vietnam experience of 32-plus years ago.
First, if anything "presages a replay of the Vietnam experience," it's Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq in the first place. Iraq didn't become a quagmire because of the election on Tuesday. And now that Democrats have power, they'll work towards a solution to the disastrous conflict, rather than staying the course and simply watching as bloodshed continues.
Second, I guess the majority of Americans must be "anti-war extremists."
Third, screw Hewitt for pretending to speak for our soldiers and for putting words in their mouths:
"Will we be piloting helicopters from the roof of our embassy?" these young men and women have to be asking.
That question and many similar ones must also be on the minds of the senior brass who no doubt can recall the devastation on the military that retreat from Vietnam inaugurated.
So will we cut and run?
Where are the conservatives who are willing to take responsibility? Isn't responsibility a central tenet of conservatism? Yet after three years in this quagmire, Hewitt pins it all on unhelpful Dems. You were wrong, Hugh - suck it up and start working toward a solution, or else STFU.