Thursday, November 15, 2007

 

Democrats & Iraq

No progress

Senators Harry Reid said today:
"Every place you go you hear about no progress being made in Iraq," said Senate Democratic majority leader Harry Reid.

"The government is stalemated today, as it was six months ago, as it was two years ago," Reid told reporters, warning US soldiers were caught in the middle of a civil war.

"It is not getting better, it is getting worse," he said.
Apparently Ried doesn't listen to his Senate colleagues.

Senator Schumer admits (my emphasis) that the Democrat's war funding shenanigans are pure partisan politics:
"The days are over when the money is sent no questions asked, when the money is sent without a price," Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said.
Via Drudge

UPDATE
: Victor Davis Hanson calls the Democrats very useful idiots:
The result: if the Democrats don't wise up, its leadership will have done the impossible. As bad cops they alienate the Iraqis and make the Republicans look statesmanlike while giving them leverage in pressuring the government to make changes (e.g., Look you sheiks! it's us-or the unhinged Harry Reid); and two, leave a loud trail of defeatism that somehow amplifies in direct proportion to improved news from Iraq.

In short, their loud cut-offs and timetable talk will strengthen our poker hand in Iraq while earning Democrats the charge of fickleness and cynical illiberality; they shunned natural allies like the PhD Petraeus, and his sophisticated highly educated colonels, whom they once in 2004 in fact claimed needed to be listened to; and will now have their clips played all during summer 2008 as defeatists even as the news from the front continues to improve.

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