Party of Defeat
How Democrats and Radicals Undermined America's War on Terror Before and After 9-11Unknown - 2008
A nation divided in wartime invites its own defeat. Yet that is precisely how America is facing the global war on terror. In a brutally honest assessment, David Horowitz and Ben Johnson show that the American left, led by the Democratic Party, is waging a ferocious political war against its own government that has left our country more seriously divided than at any time since the Civil War. And the consequences could be disastrous.In the fight against Islamic terrorists, America faces perennial questions that have become suddenly urgent: What is legitimate criticism of military policy in wartime? When does criticism cross the line and undermine the national interest? Democrats now routinely cross that line, Horowitz and Johnson show. Their candid and explosive reporting forces us to confront the consequences of these unprecedented attacks on the US war effort.Examining the anti-war arguments of Democratic leaders like Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi, Party of Defeat reveals their fundamental misunderstanding of our enemy and an antipathy to the American cause going back to Vietnam. As radical Islam emerged in the 1970s, it found an ally in a left-wing establishment now thoroughly conditioned to blame America first. Our failure to confront the religious thugs who humiliated us in Iran encouraged the increasingly aggressive'and deadly?Islamist movement that eventually drew us into full-scale war.Yet the cowardice and neglect of the Carter and Clinton years pale in comparison with the Democrats? defection from the war in Iraq'a war they first authorized then abandoned. This betrayal of our forces in the field has opened, incredibly, a domestic front in our country's fight for survival against an enemy fanatically devoted to our extermination.
Publisher: Dallas : Spence Pub. Co., 2008.
Branch Call Number: 973.931HOROWITZ
Characteristics: xvi, 197 pages ; 24 cm.