Wednesday, June 13, 2007

We Lost, Again

You'd think that the Democrats would have had enough of claiming defeat in the war on terror. Never fear, they have done it again:

Top US congressional Democrats bluntly told President George W. Bush Wednesday that his Iraq troop "surge" policy was a failure.

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged the president over Iraq by sending him a letter, ahead of a White House meeting later on Wednesday.

"As many had foreseen [it's amazing what you can "foresee" when you've already made up your mind what the results will be. - ed. mine] , the escalation has failed to produce the intended results," the two leaders wrote.

And now that key sentence:

The next critical point in the showdown between Bush and Congress over Iraq is expected in September, when US commander in Iraq David Petraeus is due to report on progress in the strategy to "surge" up to 30,000 more US troops into the war-ravaged nation.

So the commander of our forces in Iraq hasn't reported on the progress of the surge yet? I wonder what the Democrats are using as evidence for the "failure" then? Oh, and the "next critical step" is when General Petraeus gives his report? How can the Democrats' cry of defeat be a "critical step" in anything?

Finally, I've finally seen a picture that sums up the Democrats' mindset as far as troop levels, war powers, and the war on terror is concerned:

Yup: Cocky. Apparently that's the only word needed to sum up this Democratic congress. So sure of their rightness they needn't bother with anything else.

Update: Never mind. Harry apparently thinks that our military leaders are incompetent. No cockiness there! I guess Harry himself is the ultimate authority on war and defense.

Update again: I guess I now know why Harry jumped the gun in claiming our defeat in Iraq and calling General Petraeus incompetent: the General's report to congress and the nation is positive on the substantial gains made in Iraq due to the troop surge. I guess the Democrats know the media would rather report their claims of failure than a military leader's statements of success.

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