Party Baffled By Its Own War Plan?
By Christina Bellantoni
For all the fanfare surrounding the announcement of the House Democrats' Iraq war plan, few members seem to understand the specifics in the bill or when it would actually bring troops home.
The confusion added a layer of comic relief to a tense debate between factions of the Democratic Party as groups held dueling press conferences yesterday. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, of the Out of Iraq Caucus could hardly keep the details straight as she attempted to excoriate the plan proposed by her Democratic leaders.
"What they say is, if in fact there is no progress that we will pull out, if they can't certify by October, by December, but if there is progress, if they are doing well, we will stay," she said. "This would eventually get us out perhaps by March. The latest we would get out I guess with another progress report, or certification, by August of 1980."
This was too funny, and too delicious. Y'all need to go over to Rush's site and read the entire rock-throw. Those DignifiedDems had the entire row of reporters tittering into their elbows; Mama Nan was pounding the podium--and Maxine Waters was, frankly, babbling...
Over at RealClearPolitics, Ted Kennedy just finished waxing over what an effective, dynamic Congress we now have (LOL!) I guess he missed the Nancy-speak, 17-resolution wonder of confusion and ineptitude that was the room!