Carol Platt Liebau: Dems Seeking Another Path to Defeat

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Dems Seeking Another Path to Defeat

Senate Democrats are trying to circumscribe the troops' mission in Iraq:

While these officials said the precise wording of the measure remains unsettled, one draft would restrict American troops in Iraq to combating al-Qaida, training Iraqi army and police forces, maintaining Iraq's territorial integrity and otherwise proceeding with the withdrawal of combat forces.

Let's understand what that means. It means that -- as long as Al Qaeda allies with Sunnis (or Shias) or any other group cleverly enough -- the United States military is rendered powerless to do what it takes to stabilize Iraq successfully.

It strikes me that Congress was given the power of the purse. If they believe the mission they authorized four and a half years ago was mistaken, let them defund it. But it's ridiculous, futile and another way to simply force defeat to require soldiers to make fine distinctions between Al Qaeda and those who share their goals, but operate under another banner.


Blogger R Platt said...

These are a bunch of gultess bums that lack the courage of their convictions. Let them attempt to defund the war . . . that's what they really want but they lack the spine to do it. They are truly a disgusting gaggle of egocentric, self serving losers.

4:57 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I'm VERY encouraged by this development. It tells me the Democrats are wholly committed to a U.S. defeat in Iraq and are stupid enough to think the American public agrees with them. They are so confident they are willing to go on record with this ridiculous nonsense!

This is good news for Republicans in 2008, which is bad news for Islamic Fascists thereafter, which is good news for Americans and freedom loving peoples everywhere!

5:48 AM  
Blogger JohnnyT. said...

Isn't that the one problem we have always had in Iraq, and for that matter the Defeatocrats quagmire parallel in Viet Nam? The rules of engagement has always been the one weakness of the U.S. Military. These politicians want US to lose face so bad they will cut off their own noses.

7:44 AM  

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