The Appeasement Caucus

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    The terrorists must be very happy watching the surrender mentality in both parties


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    The contrast could hardly be more stark: While American troops are risking their lives (and achieving success on the battlefield) in places like Baghdad and Baqubah, Harry Reid and the senatorial circus return to Washington today to begin another week in which they will signal retreat and weakness again and again. The fastest way to get airtime on ABC, NBC, CBS or CNN or fawning coverage in The Washington Post, the New York Times editorial pages or the Associated Press is if you adopt a defeatist posture on the war in Iraq — especially if you take the Jim Baker/Lee Hamilton view that Washington's purported refusal to talk with Iran and Syria is the reason that they undermine American interests whenever they can. By contrast, Sen. Joe Lieberman's yeoman work in highlighting Iran's destructive role — and the fact that Al Gore's former running mate has come to the conclusion that raids against terrorist bases on Iranian territory may be necessary to achieve victory in Iraq — is virtually ignored.

    Until now, Republicans have stayed relatively united, at least when it came to congressional floor votes on Iraq — a reality that has made it impossible for Mr. Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to muster enough votes to override a presidential veto of funding cutoffs, withdrawal dates and other moves that undercut troops in the field and tell the Islamists that they only have to wait us out. But now that Republican senators such as Richard Lugar (Indiana), Pete Domenici (New Mexico) and George Voinovich (Ohio) have read the polls and made statements poor-mouthing the latest campaign to uproot jihadists in Iraq, they have earned themselves the sort of "Strange New Respect" once reserved for Republicans who agreed to deals that increased taxes in exchange for budget cuts that never materialized.


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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20070709/EDITORIAL/107090017/1013
     
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    Its not and "article" numbnuts...It's an editorial...and OPINION piece. It 's just another one of those set pieces designed to marginalize opponents of the administration and stifle any real, meaningful debate of the administration's policies. Dismissed.
     
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    I would somewhat agree. But there is a level of truth to it, in that the intent of the Dems is far from genuine. Their stance is purley a political one and has little to do with any compassion they may feel for the Iraqis or our troops.
     
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    The op ed is based on facts. Do have any proof what is said is false?

    Libs like you are the ones who want to stifle and debate by telling those who disagree with you to shut up
     
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    Here's your chance to shine RSR.

    Go back and read your own op ed again and come back with one FACT.

    Bet you can't. If you fail to produce a single FACT as opposed to the author's opinion how about shutting TFU?
     
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    1) While American troops are risking their lives (and achieving success on the battlefield) in places like Baghdad and Baqubah, Harry Reid and the senatorial circus return to Washington today to begin another week in which they will signal retreat and weakness again and again.

    2) Republicans have stayed relatively united, at least when it came to congressional floor votes on Iraq - Richard Lugar (Indiana), Pete Domenici (New Mexico) and George Voinovich (Ohio) have read the polls and made statements poor-mouthing the latest campaign to uproot jihadists in Iraq, they have earned themselves the sort of "Strange New Respect" once reserved for Republicans who agreed to deals that increased taxes in exchange for budget cuts that never materialized

    3) This "compromise" didn't sit well with Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of U.S. forces in part of Iraq. "These surge forces are giving us the capability we now have to take the fight to the enemy. And the enemy only responds to force and we now have that force,"

    4) When you combine this foolishness with the parade of amendments calling for troop "redeployments" and setting timetables for withdrawal from Iraq by April 1, 2008, it's clear that Mr. Reid and his "bipartisan" coalition of helpers are poised to send another unmistakable message of weakness to the jihadists starting today.
     

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