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04/03/2007 11:37 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Escalation Surge Is People

This video is for Mr. Gingrich, Michelle Malkin, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Vice President Cheney, President Bush and everyone else who insists that we stay in Iraq indefinitely. The people in this video are the ones who are impacted by the maniacal will to "stay the course" in Iraq -- a course which has no end unless cooler heads prevail.

Sure, our military men and women, along with their children and families, knew the score when they enlisted. But they did so with the understanding that their leaders were competent enough and righteous enough to send them into combat for truthful, honorable and noble ends, then to withdraw them when their purpose was served. The president and his cheerleaders did neither of these things, and are presently bullying forward with their foolishly conceived "surge" just so they don't have to admit they were wrong -- wrong on an historically massive scale.

And as they attempt to myopically push us into another dubiously motivated war in the Middle East, we should all hope that they break down their cynical, objective distance for just a moment and take a look at who they're sacrificing for the sake of their personal, political and ratings ambitions, as well as their inexplicably psychotic fetish for armed conflict.

The Loyal Bushies can call us unpatriotic for wanting to protect the folks in this video by keeping the warhawks honest. That's fine. We can live with that. Just so long as the Loyal Bushies can, just for once, take responsibility for their actions, and the ultimate price of their words.