Here Comes the Latest Sales Job…
Since the dems took the house and senate, they have been trying to play both sides of the war issue. It isn’t working for em, so now they are rolling out their latest sales job:
Dems call for combat to end by 2008
By ANNE GEARAN and ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writers
, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, proposed legislation with , D-R.I., that would order President Bush to begin pulling out troops in 120 days and end combat by April 30, 2008.
The measure would allow for some troops to remain to conduct counterterrorism, train the Iraqi security forces and protect U.S. infrastructure…
Notice how they first call for a troop “pull out”, then call for troops to remain? It’s at best a half measure that won’t end the war! Lets look at what the repubs are selling:
Bush to defend Iraq policy amid clamor for change
By Tabassum Zakaria
PARMA, Ohio (Reuters) –will emphasize on Tuesday that his strategy in is aimed at eventually bringing . troops home, as he seeks to stem growing Republican defections from his war policy.
“Troop levels will be decided by our commanders on the ground, and not by political figures in.,”…
Notice how he says “eventually bringing. troops home” and then says they will remain until “commanders on the ground” decide they should come home?
Both the dems and repubs are basically saying the same thing. WE ARE CONTINUING THIS WAR! Neither the dems or the repubs have an EXIT STRATEGY They are just refining the rhetoric of their CONTINUATION STRATEGY.
Here is what a war ending exit strategy would look like:
US troops will begin withdrawl on (insert date here) the last US troops will leave on (insert date here) there will be NO US BOOTS ON THE GROUND AFTER THAT DATE!
That is an exit strategy!
Now is a good time to remind everyone how long the US military actions have really been going on. They didn’t start in 2003. The first US invasion of Iraq was in 1991! US armed forces were then used, via the “no fly zones” to continue to attack Iraq through the first couple of years of the 21 century. There were also economic sanctions and a whole host of vicious punishments exacted on the Iraqi populace. The sadam insane lead leadership felt little of the sting of these attacks and continued to live like kings! Only the regular folks living in Iraq suffered. The Iraqi people have suffered enough. Our young people in uniform have suffered enough. WE HAVE ALL SUFFERED ENOUGH! It’s time for the kings and queens in washingtOOn to COMPLETELY withdraw our troops. It’s time for our young people in uniform to come home. Seventeen years of war is too damn long!
The telepathic crickets ain’t buying the latest bullshit out of washingtOOn. Neither should YOU!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer