Carol Platt Liebau: An Absolute Disgrace

Friday, February 02, 2007

An Absolute Disgrace

A resolution like that settled upon by a majority of the Senate means little (except, sadly, insofar as it encourages our enemies), and says even less.

It's significantly less pernicious than some of the alternatives that had been circulating, but in an effort to please a majority of the Senate, it ends up so watered down that it's hardly the grand statement of principle that many senators had claimed to want to produce. Instead, everyone gets something, no one gets everything, and it's little more than a grand exercise in foot-stamping because, in this great cold harsh world, the war hasn't gone precisely as everyone had hoped.

What it does do is allow Democrats to claim -- inside the US and to the world -- that numerous Republicans have "repudiated" the President's Iraq policy. That's a gift to our enemies, and an albatross around the necks of our soldiers.

It also means that Senators Warner, Hagel and Collins have entered Lincoln Chafee land -- signifying that the Republicans, as a party, are stronger and better off even with their seats in Democratic hands.

In any case, Senator Jim DeMint put it best: The resolutions are a disgrace.


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