"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
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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Timelines and Funding - Iraq would be just as Screwed with Our Politicians

Well, well, well. According to The Times:

“The decision by the Democratic majority to strip the measure of a timetable for troop withdrawal has raised the prospect that it could be approved mainly by Republicans with scattered Democrat support. The idea that many Democrats would be left on the losing side in a consequential vote has exposed a sharp divide within the party, drawn scorn from antiwar groups, confused the public and frustrated the party rank and file.”

The president has said from day one that he will veto any funding bill with timelines or withdrawal dates; yet Democrats insisted on playing the game using it for all the propaganda points it was worth. Ironically, at one point during the debate regarding the imposition of strict deadlines to force Iraqi political progress, Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie visited the U.S. and spoke with a number of our politicos.

During talks between Carl Levin and al-Rubaie; Levin spoke forcefully of the need for “action-forcing mechanisms” believing that this would have miraculous results. After months of wrangling with the funding bill they are forced into their own “action-forcing mechanism.”

Reporting this morning that:

“Democrats said they did not relish the prospect of leaving Washington for a Memorial Day break — the second recess since the financing fight began — and leaving themselves vulnerable to White House attacks that they were again on vacation while the troops were wanting. That criticism seemed more politically threatening to them than the anger Democrats knew they would draw from the left by bowing to Mr. Bush.”

This reveals further that the Democrats are doing nothing but looking for angles of advantage allowing for a retreat from Iraq; a political win for their party, but a damaging loss for Iraq and the U.S.

When you spend years in the minority and the beginning of a new century doing nothing but thwarting legislation it’s kind of tough to change gears and operate in a leadership sense. Harry and his crew do not know how to do their jobs as they have been more of an insurgency in their own country; doing nothing but destroying, while saying the other side was destroying.

Harry and the gang take their talking points from groups like MoveOn and Kos, which are Left-wing miscreant groups…nothing more than bullying, propaganda generating guttersnipe. These groups live in an alternate reality of their own making and have high jacked or are high jacking the Democrat party. Claims made from their bubble are that the president lives in a bubble (most politicians do).

Democrats put the most effort into schemes to win more for their party; not the nation. Iraqis could do a lot worse; they could have a Democrat majority led by the likes of Harry Reid.

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