Thursday, March 15, 2007

Warner and Nelson embrace Lieberman's "6-months of silence" plan

When I first read it, I didn't see how this proposal was any different from Pelosi's resolution to start drawing down troops in October if progress wasn't being made.

But of course, it's completely different. Warner and Nelson don't want to even begin thinking about the war until another 6 months have passed. Then they'll ask Bush to reconsider his surge strategy.
Warner-Nelson Proposal Gives ‘Surge’ a Chance

Under a draft Iraq resolution by Sens. John Warner (R-Va.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the Senate would ask President Bush to revise his plans for the war and consider a phased redeployment of U.S. troops — but only after giving the White House until at least September to prove the current “surge” strategy has worked, according to a draft obtained by Roll Call.
By September, another 20,000 Iraqis will have died in this war. Congress cannot sit on the sidelines while this disaster continues to unfold. Giving George Bush another 6 months to get it right, just plays into the his strategy of running out the clock on his term and leaving the mess for the next President.

These Senators also seem to be blind to the fact that if the situation continues to worsen, America could be forced out by the chaos, instead of leaving on our own terms.

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