Wednesday, April 25, 2007

More on Reid And Cheney


In his criticism of Mr. Reid, Mr. Cheney noted that the Democratic leader had said the administration’s troop increase ran counter to the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.

The study group said that a troop increase might be advisable if commanders thought it would be useful. But Mr. Cheney failed to mention that it also recommended a withdrawal of combat units by the end of the first quarter of 2008, about the same time envisioned in the legislation.

Defending the legislation up for a vote this week, he ( Reid ) said, “We believe the troops should get every penny they need and we have put our money where our mouth is with supplemental appropriations, but we believe there must be a change of direction in the war in Iraq.”

Mr. Reid said he was not going to engage in a tit-for-tat with the vice president. “I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating,” Mr. Reid said.    ( my emphasis )

   Give Mr. Reid some credit here! It isn't everyone who stands up to the White House bullies and slays them with the truth.

   Resident Bush said that the enemy was just waiting for the U.S. troops to pull out of Iraq if they had a withdrawal timeline, which is a crock. By the troops staying in Iraq, the enemy has a great recruiting drive going on and Bush/Cheney know this to be fact. They have never intended to leave Iraq no matter how this " war " went.




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