Saturday, March 24, 2007

Washington Post Slams Democrats

This is an amazing and scathing editorial from the liberal leaning newspaper:

Altogether the House Democratic leadership has come up with more than $20 billion in new spending, much of it wasteful subsidies to agriculture or pork barrel projects aimed at individual members of Congress. At the tail of all of this logrolling and political bribery lies this stinger: Representatives who support the bill -- for whatever reason -- will be voting to require that all U.S. combat troops leave Iraq by August 2008, regardless of what happens during the next 17 months or whether U.S. commanders believe a pullout at that moment protects or endangers U.S. national security, not to mention the thousands of American trainers and Special Forces troops who would remain behind.

Here is a jaw-dropping statement:

The legislation pays more heed to a handful of peanut farmers than to the 24 million Iraqis who are living through a maelstrom initiated by the United States, the outcome of which could shape the future of the Middle East for decades.

And finally this damning comment:

House Democrats are pressing a bill that has the endorsement of but excludes the judgment of the U.S. commanders who would have to execute the retreat the bill mandates.

Here are my own thoughts. In their zeal to appear like their anti-war Vietnam forebears, Democrats are ignoring all common sense, and their duty to protect this nation. Still, I think it will do them little good against our resolute president as the Surge continues to gain ground.