The Left is claiming that we are losing the war in Iraq because there's been an increase in the number of suicidal bombings and in their lethality. This is WRONG. Here's why:
Major use of KAMIKAZES by Japan in WW2 did NOT begin until March 1945 - nearly at the end of the war; (SEE HERE and HERE; here's one quote: "Militarily these attacks were foolishness on a grand scale and reflected the bankruptcy of the Japanese high command in the final days of the war. The results were paltry." ).
CONCLUSION: Large-scale suicidal missions are the FINAL tactic of a DESPERATE and NEARLY DEFEATED force.
The same is true in Iraq, today: the neojihadists have RAMPED UP their use of suicide bombers - mostly targeting Shias and Kurds (who are softer targets than the US military) - because the neojihadists are desperate and losing!
These tactics cannot possibly defeat us or the Iraqi government - UNLESS the Left succeeds in using them to create a defeatist attitutde which then leads to a premature withdrawal of the US military and of US monetary support for ther nascent Iraqi democratic and pluralistic government.
THIS IS THE GOAL OF THE LEFT - AND IT SERVES THE NEOJIHADISTS.
THIS IS EXACTLY LIKE VIETNAM WAR, IN WHICH THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ACTIVELY USED THE US ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT TO DEMORALIZE AMERICANS - BOTH THE ELECTORATE AND POW'S - AND THUS ACHIEVE THEIR TAKE-OVER OF THE SOUTH. THE NORTH VIETNAMESE - LIKE THE NEOJIHADISTS - KNOW THAT THEY CANNOT WIN THE WAR MILITARILY; THEY CAN ONLY WIN A PROPAGANDA WAR BY USING THE LEFT-WING DOMINATED MSM.
I suggest that we don't fall for the propaganda THIS time, the way we did then. Vietnam was a noble cause and an honorable war, one in which we won EVERY major battle, and which the North Vietnamese would've lost EXCEPT for the fact that the LEFT-WING DEMOCRATS in Congress pulled the plug on financing the SVG (in 1975). This led DIRECTLY to: 2 million Boat People/Vietnamese refugees; the fall of Cambodia to Pol Pot - and 3 million murdered in socialist genocide; and 30 years of tyrnannical poverty for the Vietnamese people.
NOW: There is WAY TOO MUCH defeatist chatter from the Left - and from the weak-kneed in Congress (like the Senator from France: Chuck Hagel) - and way too much defeatism being hammered into the public's mind by the Left-wing dominated MSM. This defeatist hogwash ONLY serves THE ENEMY.
IF you are a patriot who loves liberty and accepts that (for idealistic reasons AND for our national defense) we must help ALL our brothers and sisters EVERYWHERE achieve their innate/inalienable, UNIVERSAL human rights (as notorious neo-con FDR said so clearly in his neo-con diatribe know as the FOUR FREEDOMS speech), THEN you must ignore this defeatist propaganda from the Left, and support our continued efforts at defeating tyrannical totalitarianism in all its forms, EVERYWHERE!
We can only defeat ourselves. And that's EXACTLY what the Left and the neojihadists want. If we don't surrender and just hand them victory, then we shall surely deal them a defeat.
NO AMOUNT of neojihadist suicide bombers can tactically lead to a take-over of the state of Iraq, nor reverse the democratic revolution occurring in Iraq UNLESS we lose our nerve. We and the Iraqi people MUST have the guts to wait this out. We must show RESOLVE.
ASIDE: We should keep in mind that every neojihadist killed in Iraq is one less we have to worry about in the USA or Mexico or the UK or the EU or in Thailand or in Russia - or anywhere else. So our presence there - and their persistent use of suicide bombing makes us safer, too. The flypaper strategy works (click HERE and HERE and HERE)!