Thursday, September 13, 2007

The President speaks, and the Democrats whine

The President made his speech tonight, and it was short and sweet. General Petraeus was able to recommend drawing down US forces in Iraq to where they were before the great "surge," and the President accepted that. The President also asked Congress--meaning the Democrats--to be reasonable, and as I might have predicted, the Democrats are having none of it.

Senator Jack Reed's (D-RI) statement that US policies only make our security worse remains, like virtually everything else the Democrats have said, more asserted than proved. And his accusation that we will "always" have 130,000 troops in-theater is a total straw man. The President never said that. He implied that we might establish a garrison in Iraq, but 130,000 troops are far more than a garrison, and the Democrats know it--or they should.

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