"It's apparent that some Democrats and the far-left wing of their party are deeply afraid we are winning in Iraq now, and it's clear they will do anything they can -- including making false representations -- to ensure our troops come home after defeat, not victory," said Boehner spokeswoman Jessica Towhey.It should be noted that Mr. Boehner's "small price" comment came on the heels of this question:
BLITZER: How much longer will U.S. taxpayers have to shell out $2 billion a week or $3 billion a week as some now are suggesting the cost is going to endure? The loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month, how much longer do you think this commitment, this military commitment is going to require?He was asked about dead Americans and he answered. There is no false representation.
It should also be noted that Mr. Boehner's far-left-being-afraid comment is just as troubling as Hillary's quote about a terrorist attack helping Republicans. I do not disagree with either Boehner or Clinton on their respective opinions. One of the saddest aspects of the current state of political affairs is that both parties stand to gain from the continued (and additional) loss of American life; Republicans with a terrorist attack and Democrats with an increasingly chaotic Iraq. Who knows, maybe we'll be "blessed" with both. (How's that for a hypothetical? Which sick version of America wins if they happen simultaneously? Democrats with a more chaotic Iraq or Republicans with another terrorist attack?)
Who cares. As long as the world's greatest college football team keeps on steamrolling opponents, all is good.