Feb 26 2007

Dems Surrender On Iraq Surrender

Published by at 8:24 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

The Democrats caved today on their insane plans to run from Iraq, probably due to the fact the country was turning against them (polls here and here) and probably in no small part to the warning shot Joe Lieberman sent across their creaky bow today. Needless to say, it is the Democrats who are now in full retreat.

Democrats grasp for Iraq strategy amid US public disillusionment

Democratic leaders backed away from aggressive plans to limit President George W. Bush’s war authority, the latest sign of divisions within their ranks over how to proceed.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he wanted to delay votes on a measure that would repeal the 2002 war authorization and narrow the mission in Iraq.

Senior Democrats who drafted the proposal, including Sen. Joseph Biden and Sen. Carl Levin , had sought swift action on it as early as this week, when the U.S. Senate takes up a measure to enact the recommendations of the bipartisan Sept. 11 commission.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, said she does not support tying war funding to strict training and readiness targets for U.S. troops.

The comments distanced her from Democratic Rep. John Murtha who has said he wants to use the U.s. Congress’ spending power to force a change in policy in Iraq, by setting strict conditions on war funding.

Well, that surely will teach the anti-war left how little clout they have with the national parties. Just as little as they have with the American people. And with endless stories coming out of Iraq regarding capturing al Qaeda, insurgents and Iranian weapons it is clear the surge – which has only barely just begun – is proving it has potential, if nothing else. It is a bit surprising Pelosi left Mad Murtha hanging out to dry like that, so it must be bad in the polls. Is America tired of the surrender party? Yep, to the point we expect them to pull a Vilsack and quit all together. And it could not come too soon. I think IHT said it best:

The developments on both sides of the Capitol reflected a new level of disarray in Democratic ranks on Iraq. Swept into power by voters clamoring for an end to the war, Democrats have seen their efforts falter under a reality more complicated than they found on the campaign trail.

Yeah, leading and actually doing something is a lot harder than being whiney little back benchers. The Dems hit reality did they? Seems it flumoxed them from the start. At least we know their reputation for poor national security judgement is a well earned one.

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Dems Surrender On Iraq Surrender”

  1. ivehadit says:

    Follow the money…and egos.

    I am so grateful George W. Bush has been in the White House for 6 years…he beat the traitorous global socialists like never before…and he had two more years to go.

    The ’06 elections were about the republicans in congress and the senate…NOT about Iraq or the “ideas” of the dems..and they know that’s true. They are desperate to return to power…at all costs.

    Heaven help us, please.

  2. Dc says:

    “The facts are, we have gien aid to Sunni terrorist organizations that are aligned against the Shia running Iran. Said Sunni groups are supporters of al-Qaeda, a Sunni based organization that was, as I recall, undeniably responsible for 9/11.
    If you had seen the interview with Korb, you would realize he confirmed exactly these facts.
    Left by Soothsayer on February 27th, 2007

    Oh, I see. Facts eh? 41 percent of Iran is “other than” shiah. And many of them oppose the current gov in Iran. That includes turks, christians, even “jews” and sunni’s. (if we are speaking in the religious sense). That’s not to mention the rest of the worlds “sunni’s” that includes people in the US?

    It is about as idiotic as saying that if someone gives money to a Christian church..they are supporting the Klan.

    Or that if some former Christian church member joins the Klan..that therefore..the church “IS” the Klan and supports the Klan.

    You want to keep going?

  3. Soothsayer says:

    It’s clear DC that in your omnipotent postion apparently running the government of the United States, you have access to far more information than Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor does.

    You probably think 24 is docu-drama, too.

  4. Dc says:

    It’s clear Soothie that in your omnipotent position that you are far too busy building strawmen out of speculation and misrepresentation to have an intellecutal discourse on “any” subject.

  5. Soothsayer says:

    DC –

    If you could spell intellecutal discourse[sic] we might be able to have one.

    Fat chance.

  6. Dc says:

    Hahahaha. And yet you understand my point perfectly.