Since 1980 the Republican Party has been the party of national defense and seriousness in foreign policy. It has been the party that believed in freedom and in the defense of our allies and the refusal to accommodate evil because of convenience. The Soviet Union is no more because of these commitments, and no attack has reached American soil since 9/11 because of these beliefs backed by action and the sacrifices of the American military.
By this time next week that legacy may have been abandoned. It will not have been abandoned if the Democrats in either the Senate or the House simply use their numbers and the votes of a handful of foolish Republicans pass defeatist resolutions. It will be abandoned if the Hill GOP desert the idea of resolute prosecution of the war and ultimately victory.