That’s the risible headline that the Associated Press attaches to its account of the Democrats’ so-far-unsuccessful effort to surrender to al Qaeda in Iraq.
If you think about it, it isn’t easy to attempt to surrender, but fail. The best analogy I can think of is the first Gulf War, when groups of Saddam’s soldiers were seen following unmanned drones with their hands in the air, in a futile effort to be taken prisoner. Little did we know then that just a few years later, a majority in Congress would try to surrender to al Qaeda at the very moment when our troops are crushing them. At least Saddam’s soldiers had an excuse: they were losing.
The AP buys into the idea that the Dems are carrying out the will of the people by advocating defeatism:
Nearly a year after anti-war voters put them in power, congressional Democrats remain unable to pass legislation ordering troops home from Iraq. Frustrated by Republican roadblocks, Democrats now plan to sit on President Bush’s $196 billion request for war spending until next year