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February 28, 2007 02:36 AM UTC

Dems find there are no easy answers to Iraq, back off Murtha's silliness

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  • by: Another skeptic

Democrats fear backlash if they follow the John Murtha plan and realize that if they obey the anti-American moveon.org folks, they’ll be in huge political trouble.

Governing is a bit more difficult than bashing Bush.

Here’s a link to AP’s story.

http://news.yahoo.co…

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6 thoughts on “Dems find there are no easy answers to Iraq, back off Murtha’s silliness

  1. * 67 disapprove of the way Bush is handling Iraq.

    * 67 percent oppose sending additional troops to Iraq.

    * 66 percent support reducing U.S. military and financial support for the Iraqi government if the Iraqis fail to make progress toward national unity and restoring civil order.

    * 64 don’t think the war with Iraq was worth fighting.

    * 58 percent want Congress to limit the number of troops available for duty.

    * 56 percent feel the U.S. should withdraw its military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further U.S. military casualties, even if that means civil order is not restored there.

    And in an somewhat related finding:

    * 63 percent feel they cannot trust the Bush administration to honestly and accurately report intelligence about possible threats from other countries.

    Looks like MoveOn is pretty mainstream to me.

    (Source: Washington Post/ABC News poll.)

    1. moveon.org is the creation of George Soros. He hates America and is using moveon.org to destroy the U.S.

      Looks like he’s sucked in lots of idiotic Americans.

  2. You can’t get everything you want.  There isn’t enough time and there aren’t enough resources and there isn’t a unified will to get everything done.

    The Democrats in Congress need to do something about Iraq.  What that something is, isn’t yet clear.  Conditioning funds on things it’s clear the Administration can’t meet – despite the fact that thost conditions are more than reasonable – isn’t sitting well with enough people.  One proposal I’ve heard now is that there will be strict directions on spending in the next budget: money to restock and repair vital equipment, money to buy things we don’t yet have, money to pay for specific projects…  The Republican 108th and 109th Congress just gave the Bush Administration blank checks, which the Administration appears to have passed on as smaller blank checks to its buddies and diverted into illegal covert ops.

    Here’s the dilemma: the Democrats have to do more than tell Bush to sign a piece of paper when deploying inadequately equipped or trained troops – something similar but less onerous was passed last year, and Bush papered over it with a signing statement.  In order to really support the troops, the Democrats need to enforce spending requirements at the very least; otherwise Bush is likely to spend the funds developing a long-range nuke just in case Mars Attacks.  Forcing the funding to where it’s needed accomplishes another goal for Democrats: it puts Bush in the position of directly defying Congress or recognizing that this is a government of three co-equal branches.  Doing the former provides prime evidence for an impeachment; doing the latter restores a balance that this country has held for 220 years now, excepting the last 6.

    1. Fixing typo.

      The way things are going, the Democrats’ check will be as blank as the Republicans’.

      Of course, a lot of us think “Democrat” is a typo.

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