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November 27, 2007

Pelousy Teams Up with Failed General for American Defeat

Having invested so heavily in American defeat in Iraq, Democrats are getting worried by the overwhelming success of the Surge. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone so far as to form an alliance with retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. WaPo reports:

Other senior military figures have turned on the White House, but none as senior as Sanchez, whose command of coalition forces in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 coincided with an explosion of violence, the emergence of a brutal insurgency and a prison-abuse scandal that still haunts the war effort.

It looks like having to watch Petraeus succeed where he had failed miserably has driven a bitter Sanchez into the arms of the Defeatocrats. On Saturday he delivered the Dems' weekly radio address, denouncing the Bush Administration's Iraq policy and praising Democrat calls for surrender to al-Qaeda.

Even left-leaning WaPo doesn't like the smell:

For Democratic leaders, Sanchez's address has been a triumph, covered by the media nationwide. It interrupted a stream of stories about declining violence, which had stalled efforts to force a shift of war policy.
But for critics of the war and of Sanchez's command, the radio address was curious. Andrew Bacevich, who was an Army officer in the Vietnam War and now teaches at Boston University, said Sanchez fundamentally misunderstood the nature of the conflict he faced. Sanchez's troops employed "kick-down-the-door" tactics that hardened resistance to the U.S. occupation, and helped turn an insurgency in its infancy into a guerrilla war spinning out of control, he said.
"Why he has chosen all of a sudden to attempt to return to public attention, and why he would do it in an overtly partisan way, frankly baffles me," said Bacevich, whose son was killed in Iraq. "And why the Democratic leadership would say, 'Yes, this is the guy who is going to deliver our message' is just baffling. He is a largely discredited figure."

But then, so is Pelousy, who recruited him for the address. As democracy gets the upper hand over Islamofascism, desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Pelosi's new playmate, Ricardo Sanchez.

On a tip from Charles.

Posted by Van Helsing at November 27, 2007 10:26 AM

Comments

Oh yes, Pelousy does the Dirty Sanchez all the time. It figures as she hails from the Land of Fruits and Nuts.

Since Sanchez was ousted things have gotten better in Iraq. Thats why hes in such a foul mood.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 27, 2007 10:50 AM

Are the majority of the generals or officers that commanded in Iraq Democrats? It seems every failed commander there outed themselves as Democrats soon after leaving service. No wonder this war has been protracted.

Posted by: apostle53 at November 27, 2007 10:58 AM

In The Urban Dictionary, A "Dirty Sanchez" is what Pelosi is giving The U.S.A.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dirty+sanchez

Posted by: Bryherb at November 27, 2007 11:23 AM

So, this guy incompetently managed Iraq, and now that General Petraeus has cleaned up the mess he left, he's calling for surrender.

What a tool.

Posted by: V the K at November 27, 2007 1:13 PM

Isn't this the same guy the Dems were calling a liar and wanting to boil in oil over Abu Ghraib back in 2004? How quickly things change.

What's the matter Sanchez? Still burned over not getting that fourth star?

Posted by: phil at November 27, 2007 1:18 PM

Nancy Piglosi is turning tricks for Retardo Sanchez, an affirmative action clown.

Posted by: Mark at November 27, 2007 1:27 PM

Somebody show me where IN THE CONSTITUTION it says that the opposing paty is supposed to give a responce to the President's weekly addresses. Maybe my memory is faulty, but I don't remember this ever happening untill the past few years.

Posted by: KHarn at November 27, 2007 2:51 PM

Did we have to go straight to the Dirty Sanchez jokes? Seriously I'm so pissed I got beat to that.

Posted by: ac1 at November 27, 2007 3:00 PM

Maybe the Dems want him to be the Vice President on their '08 ticket? Then they could have a military man running with whoever is their Presidential pick. I know it sounds stupid but the DNC might actually believe such a thing would be good for them. These are the people that thought John Kerry could win as a war hero.


Posted by: Kevin at November 27, 2007 4:17 PM

KHarn, the opposing party *always* gives a response, but it is usually droll and on the level of "Am not! You are a poopy head!!" Not exactly the sort of sensational crap that gets the lamestream media moving. This 'tard is *exactly* what gets their creative juices flowing...BDS and with some defeatocrat thrown in.

Posted by: skh.pcola at November 27, 2007 7:10 PM

Mark my words, this isn't the last we'll see of Sanchez. I expect a Zel Miller-esque speech at the DNC next year.

Posted by: Glen at November 27, 2007 7:42 PM

What's with the badmouthing of retired LTG Sanchez? He was the commanding general when Saddam was captured, and wasn't that the reason the Bush administration sent us to Iraq in the first place. I think you folks need to hold the politicians accountable who sent him there with little to no plans of reconstruction or humanitarian assistance, which is the key to any counter-insurgency. Before I get flamed, Yes, I support General Petraeus' strategy. No, I do not have PTSD.

Posted by: LT Nixon at November 28, 2007 9:56 AM

LT Nixon;
"You are known by the company you keep". I don't think Gen. Sanchez is going to reform the "America Last" party.
PS: I was a Democrat when it WAS the Democrat party.

Posted by: KHarn at November 28, 2007 3:33 PM