1. The Republicans started the war. It was their idea, and their choice.
2. The Republicans lost the war. Either it was never winnable, or they bungled it -- but either way, they lost the war.
3. Now, the Republicans are too prideful to admit they have lost he war. They continue and so want to throw good money after bad on their failed political investment, while at the same time desperately looking for ways to pass the bad political debts to others. Sorry, but no: you get to pay.