Too bad that part of the fight has to be carried on at home against those who are bent on defeating President Bush rather than defeating an enemy. The Democrats’ slow-bleed policy for losing the war will be pushed forward. I still say it is shameful that this energy is going into defeating a president rather than an enemy of our nation. Their strategy is not aimed at winning in Iraq nor defeating Terrorism.
Democrats have acknowledged that the proposal does not yet have enough votes to overcome GOP procedural obstacles and a veto by Bush. But they are hoping the latest effort will draw enough GOP support to embarrass the president and keep the pressure on.
Their plan is to embarrass the President and they seem willing to sacrifice troops and the war to meat out their plan. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had this to say:
…proposals being drafted by Senate Democrats to limit the war amounted to “the worst of micromanagement of military affairs.
I can’t imagine a circumstance in which it’s a good thing that their flexibility is constrained by people sitting here in Washington, sitting in the Congress,Gen. David Petraeus, the new U.S. commander in Iraq, believe the president’s plan to send more troops is necessary.
What I love about this whole situation is the way that inspite of the Democrats war on this administration, our leader is steadfast in serving our nation regardless of “embarrassment.”
“The president is going to, as commander in chief, need to do what the country needs done,”
I like our Presidents definition of serving rather than the Democrats. Doing what the nation needs has a better ring than “embarrassing the president”
All quotes from PI/AP story