Friday, January 05, 2007

The Democrats have a plan

It seems as though the Democrats finally have a unified strategy on Iraq:
"Rather than deploy additional forces to Iraq, we believe the way forward is to begin the phased redeployment of our forces in the next four to six months, while shifting the principal mission of our forces there from combat to training, logistics, force protection and counter-terror," Reid and Pelosi wrote.
It's great that they do. But does it really make a damn bit of difference unless they actually mandate it as a law.

Bush isn't going to listen to them, so realistically, they could suggest anything they want to. Anything would be better than increasing troop levels and if it comes from the democrats, then Bush is sure to ignore it.

They could devise a plan that could guarantee we're out of there in three days in victory and Bush would still ignore them.

Although this plan sounds sane, they could argue that the reason we lost the war in the first place is because we didn't give the Iraqi's flowers to throw at us when we "liberated" (read: bombed) them, and since that lost us so far, it stands to reason that if we give each Iraqi a fresh carnation, we'll be out of there all the sooner. For all the pomp and circumstance of their counterplan to Bush, it still amounts to nothing of flowery talk. They don't have to come up with a plan to be used, because they know it won't be used. They need the appearance of a plan.

Because it doesn't matter. To Bush, phased redeployment and shifting the principle mission to training is the same to him as asking him to give government issue pink carnations to each Iraqi citizen.

And for that, he's a hard-headed douche bag.

1 comment:

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All parties need a plan for Iraq as it is likely to be the policy that will win the next election.
So lets make plan and give suggestions even if no one will listen.
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