Carol Platt Liebau: Bring on the Debate

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bring on the Debate

Democrats and the MSM are intoning darkly that it's "inevitable" that senators will have to go on the record with their vote for or against the defeat 'n retreat reolution they keep pushing.

The fact is that Republicans aren't afraid of going on the record; they simply are refusing to allow a vote on a resolution that would embolden our enemies and demoralize our troops. What's more, as this piece in The Washington Times points out, they're willing even to allow a vote on the retreat 'n defeat resolution so popular with Democrats, so long as Democrats also allow debate and a vote on the Republican resolutions calling for victory in Iraq. So who's really afraid of going on the record?

As a relatively young Republican, I hope the parties will go on record with their views of the war. It will be instructive -- historically and in the short term -- for Americans to understand which party simply wants to give up in the war on terror when the going gets tough, and surrender Iraq to Al Qaeda, and which party intends to do what it takes to win.


Blogger Cavalor Epthith said...

The goal of this effort by the Democrats in the Senate is geared more to the 2008 elections than the current debate itself. To make everyone in the take a stand for what they believe will provide a solid foundation for the Democrats to run on. There are those in the know inside the beltway that say the Democrats could pick up as many as 14 seats in the Senate in November 2008 if troops are still in Iraq and the current incarnation of a Bush plan shows no progress.

While this may do the Democrats political good it is equal to the folly the GOP and its adherents have when thinking that someday this situation in iraq will get better because of an increase in American troops.

Iraq as a going concern is lost everyone who is serious about such matter knows this and they know that it was lost by the United States.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I think if debate on this issue were to cease right now, enough information already exists to accuratly record, for history's sake, where the parties stand on this issue.

The Democrats have made it abundantly clear that they would rather the U.S. suffer defeat and millions of innocent people be persecuted than for a Republican Administration to get any credit whatsoever for advancing the cause of freedom and protecting American lives and American interests.

6:51 AM  

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