Dems urge Bush to end Iraq war
In a letter to President Bush, both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi offer their advice and urged the President not to increase troop strength but to begin a phased redeployment of troops that would effectively end the war, victory or not.
With all due respect to Reid and Pelosi, neither one of them know squat about military matters. Personally, I feel the decision to increase troop levels should be a command decision made by the military leaders in and around Baghdad. In other words, such an important decision should never be dictated from Capitol Hill nor the White House. I think Bush agrees.
Obviously, this will be part of the Democratic strategy for regaining the White House in ’08. They want us out of Iraq, with or without a victory, and they want to claim this as their accomplishment for the next election. Call it politicizing the war, or whatever, but there’s no escaping the fact that the Democratic party is not interested in winning that war as much as they are in winning the White House.
You see, it sounds much better to use the word "redeploy", which basically means the same as "retreat", but the common American would never elect a President who supported America's retreat from Iraq. No way. But someone who favored "redeploying" the troops? Sounds a lot better doesn't it?
I've said before, Iraq is the Gettysburg of the war on terror. If we don't succeed there, then the war itself is lost. That's how crucial Iraq is to our future. So what the Dems should be doing is working with the President to find a path to victory...but, then again, that doesn't exactly help them as much in '08. They have their priorities and in my mind our future is nowhere near the top of that list.