Democrats and Iraq, So Predictable
Back in November I wrote a post warning that General Abizaid had handed the Democrats the cliché they needed to press for a withdrawal out of Iraq this year in his testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Well now the Dems have congress and they have pulled the 4-6 month time frame mentioned by the General out to do just that. They want to get out now.
Directly challenging Bush's wartime leadership on their second day in charge on Capitol Hill, Democrats Pelosi (Calif.) and Reid (Nev.) sent Bush a letter suggesting that, instead of starting a short-term escalation, he begin a phased withdrawal of U.S. forces in the next four to six months. The mission of remaining troops, they said, should be shifted away from combat toward more training, logistics and counterterrorism.
While politicians in general are cliché mongers and publicity hounds, the leadership of the Democrat congress offer nothing else. In their effort to frame Iraq in the context of Vietnam they are referring to the "surge" of troops into the country as an "escalation." At most we are talking 20,000 troops. If this is what is needed to secure the capitol then where's the rub? The crocodile tears the Dems shed over the violence in Baghdad are betrayed as so much posturing by their willingness now to just toss the Iraqi government into to pool to see if they can swim. The next step if we leave of course is to cut any funds going to support the Iraq government just as they did to the South Vietnamese. One can clearly see the lead up to this by the ambitious spending on social programs they want to pass in the first 100 hour charade. They will need to "pay" for it you know so why waist it on a bunch of Iraqis.
One need not be a psychic to predict what these nit wits will do. They are not even a little sophisticated. I haven't heard one intelligent word come out of the mouths of Rep. Pelosi or Sen. Reid. I would challenge anyone to document just one incident where one of those two said something that wasn't stupid. You can post it in comments and I'll put it up on the blog if you can. I could care less if only I thought the Republicans actually had the will to stand in the way of the tide of nonsense, but I doubt they will even be speed bumps.
Get your hand baskets ready, we may be going on a journey down the road paved with good intentions..
politics, Congress, Pelosi, Harry Reid, War on Terror