Carol Platt Liebau: Slow Bleed Redux

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Slow Bleed Redux

This piece points out that Nancy Pelosi's new war non-funding strategy is to fund the war for only two months or so at a time. Of course, this is a ridiculous idea -- what general can conduct the kind of long- (or medium-) term strategic planning that's central to victory if he doesn't know whether he'll even have troops or funds 60 days hence?

This "plan" is nothing more than the new version of John Murtha's "slow bleed" strategy. Rather than simply (and honestly) forcing a U.S. defeat by de-funding the war (as is the Congress' constitutional prerogative), it would seek a back-door method to achieve the same result by making victory effectively impossible.

2 Comments:

Blogger Earth to Carol said...

It sounds as though she is being prudent with tax payer's money. Patreaus will give his assessment in two months as to whether the war escalation is working or a failure.

The only thing worse than 40% of our Federal taxes going toward destabilizing the Middle East, is for it to be 60% while the petro cronies and war profiteers rack up record breaking profits.

11:34 PM  
Blogger rplat said...

This once great nation is collapsing under the strain of its own stupidity, cowardice and lack of will. Enjoy what's left of it because at the present rate of decline it won't be around too long.

4:53 AM  

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