Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here Comes The Pro-surge Democrats.

The Washington Post has this:

"Democratic leaders in Congress had planned to use August recess to raise the heat on Republicans to break with President Bush on the Iraq war. Instead, Democrats have been forced to recalibrate their own message in the face of recent positive signs on the security front, increasingly focusing their criticisms on what those military gains have not achieved: reconciliation among Iraq's diverse political factions."

On the one hand I am grateful to those on the left (the few) who have acknowledged progress after the surge in Iraq, forcing Democratic leaders to acknowledge it as well. But on the other hand, I know that if it weren't for those few truthful souls, the Democrats would still be framing our military in failure.

From Obama:

"My assessment is that if we put an additional 30,000 of our troops into Baghdad, that's going to quell some of the violence in the short term," Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) echoed in a conference call with reporters Tuesday. "I don't think there's any doubt that as long as U.S. troops are present that they are going to be doing outstanding work."

Here's Hillary:

"We've begun to change tactics in Iraq, and in some areas, particularly in Anbar province, it's working," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday.

Both of these candidates really do understand, to an extent, how important it is to look strong militarily. But they are tied to the nutroots, who clearly don't care how well the war is going. They don't want to fight. Ever.

Expect Hillary to become more pro-surge. She feels she has this nomination wrapped up and she wants to be seen as a strong military leader to the general public.

Bush is on TV right now speaking VFW convention. Saying the speech he should have said before and repeated many times. I'll have more to say when he is done.

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