"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, January 05, 2007

Democratic Leaderships Letter to President Bush

Signed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid the letter, among other things says (from CNN):

"Surging forces is a strategy that you have already tried and that has already failed."

"Like many current and former military leaders, we believe that trying again would be a serious mistake. They, like us, believe there is no purely military solution in Iraq. There is only a political solution."

"The letter also urged Bush to begin withdrawing U.S. troops within six months and shift the mission of the remaining force toward training and supporting Iraqi troops and battling terrorism."
Like many, but not all, nor a majority of current or former military leaders. Like *ssholes, everyone has an opinion. The leaders speak the truth (very rare), when they say, "they like us, believe there is no purely military solution in Iraq." I have never heard that only a "military solution" is what is in the works, have you? Although they don't have to lie in making this statement, they do reveal a vast ignorance in the basics........military action often is a part of political solutions. To think of the two as wholly separate animals is just wrong!

Great job in November.....Oxymoron: Democratic Leadership.


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