April 12, 2007
Newsflash and Followup: Chairman of Sen. Foreign Relations Committee Is an Airhead
The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced yesterday that the "surge" is doomed; in the next breath, he demonstrates that he has no idea what the new strategy is:
Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D) said today that the Bush Administration's surge strategy in Iraq is doomed to fail and criticized Army General David Petraeus for offering what he called an overly optimistic assessment of the situation on the ground....
Biden paraphrased comments made by Petraeus several years ago that "there comes a moment in an invasion where you have a brief opportunity to set things straight and then it turns into an occupation," adding that "He was right then, he's wrong now...."
But it was Iraq where Biden was most strident, insisting that advocates of President Bush's strategy for reducing violence and killings in Iraq -- most notably McCain -- had no plan beyond adding more troops. "Assume the surge worked, then what?" asked Biden. "Stay there forever? If you don't stay there forever, what's the political solution?"
He also reiterated his belief that those -- including many within his own party -- who believe that a centralized democratic Iraqi government will emerge are flat wrong. "Not possible," Biden said. Biden has long advocated a proposal that would split Iraq into three sections occupied by the Sunnis, Shias and Kurds, respectively.
...Did I mention that Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE, 100%) is running for Commander in Chief?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, April 12, 2007, at the time of 4:46 PM
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The following hissed in response by: hunter
Can you imagine how things would be if the we had two patriotic parties, instead of just the Republicans?
The following hissed in response by: MegaTroopX
Actually, hunter, I'd say we have 0 patriotic parties. We have the Seditious & Sleazy Party (D) & the Gutless Weasel Party (R).
There are plenty of patriotic people, who tend to vote GWP, under the concept that half an existential fight is better than none.
Now, a strong leadership might enable the R to shake off that GWP label, maybe.
I should note that I support a Fred Thompson candidacy, since he is the only big name R not to have mounted a frontal assault on the Constitution as of yet. 'Course, he not even running (yet?).
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