And it's been the backbone of their handling of the Occupation of Iraq. The Party that long billed itself as the party of strong defense has pushed the armed forces to the breaking point with no sign of concern. They've broken the back of the National Guard and are so desperate to put boots on the ground in Iraq that they knowingly send men and women who are physically and mentally unable to serve back for fourth and fifth tours of duty.
Finally, as the failures continue to mount and the public turns away from them in droves, the gloves come off and a little bit of truth comes out of the mouths of the hypocrits.
House Minority Leader John Boehner told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the blood American soldiers shed in Iraq is "a small price" to pay in service to the grand Republican plan for the Middle East.
The lives of our best and brightest young men and women is a small sacrifice to these people. They're more than happy to sacrifice them if it means they have better control of Iraqi oil.
At least they admit it, finally. It's been apparent to anyone who cared to look, but it's not the kind of accusation you make. Civilized societies do not treat their fighting forces as a disposable resource this way. But maniacs do. And these people are maniacs in the extreme, even while they wrap themselves in the false cloak of religion and "family values."
These people need to be relegated to the trash heap of history as quickly as possible. They need to be impeached and their machinations revealed and rooted out. The Constitution demands it. Democracy demands it. Morality demands it.