The surge of troops in Iraq has been fully staffed, and Congress will get a report in September about the result of this troop surge. But Democrats in Congress are not willing to wait until September. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has three times said that we have lost in Iraq, and Democrats as a party have embraced defeat in Iraq. But rarely do Democrats stand up and so clearly state the truth that Democrats have wedded themselves to failure in Iraq. But Rep. James Clyburn, House Majority Whip, has said exactly that, as reported in a Washington Post report.

Many Democrats have anticipated that, at best, Petraeus and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker would present a mixed analysis of the success of the current troop surge strategy, given continued violence in Baghdad. But of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive. Clyburn said that would be “a real big problem for us.”

Did you catch that? Positive news in Iraq would be a real big problem for Democrats. I’ll state it again: America winning in Iraq is a real big problem for Democrats. And one last time: America winning is a problem for Democrats.

Do you understand now why Democrats scream when people question their patriotism? They scream because it is a question that cuts them to the quick.