Bush gave another great speech on the GWOT today. Of course, AP left out the money graf (paraphrasing memory; this is how Bush closed the speech):
The terrorists cannot defeat us on the battlefield. The only way we can lose is if we lose our nerve. This will not happen on my watch."APPLAUSE!
Most Americans believe Geore W. Bush when he says this. Sadly, there IS NOT A SINGLE Democrat now on the national stage (in this life-long registered Democrat's opinion - and that's 30 years as a Democrat!) who can command the same respect.
This is very frightening because, like the Cold War (WW3), the GWOT (WW4) is going to take a generation or two (and probably three or four decades) to win. Which means there are going to be 5 to 7 presidents and more than a dozen Congresses that are going to have to confront this war before it's over.
AND, that's why we cannot afford to have an appeasing, weak-kneed president, or a Left-wing Congress - NOT if we expect to win. If we elect a Democrat president (normally LIKELY over such a long span of time), and if we lose control of the Congress (which is also possible, though NOT as likely), then the Democrats will do to the GWOT what they did to the Cold War from Vietnam to Reagan - hand victory to our enemies all over the world.
Either the Democrat Party grows up and abandons its regression to Vietnam Era Leftism (and it wrestles control away from the Left-wing/Move.on-types), or we make sure that the GOP wins every national/federal election between now and total victory in the GWOT.