Sunday, August 19, 2007

In A Nutshell...

How Long And How Many?

There's isn't much discussion of extracting U.S. troops from Qatar or Kuwait, but hardly a day goes by when one or more of the Democrats who are running to replace George W. Bush in the Oval office don't lay out some plan on how to get the troops "home." (Of course those plans do not and cannot guarantee that the troops summoned back from Iraq won't be sent off to Okinawa or Djibouti --it is a global military, and its missions are many and spread across the continents.)

The reality is that politicians demand that the troops be withdrawn from Iraq because that withdrawal will inflict a political defeat on the Administration. If the Army and marines are obliged to retreat, Democrats reason, there will be no way for the GOP to portray the invasion of Iraq as a sound decision. They will claim their votes for war were manipulated by intentionally deceptive intelligence, and they will rely on the MSM to avoid calling attention to inconvenient speeches made and op-eds written back in late 2002 and 2003.



Anonymous bobcat said...

Those 2 paragraphs sum it up perfectly.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

Thank you, Hugh Hewitt, for summing up the Dem's strategy.

I enjoy listening to Hugh on the radio every afternoon, so it was a treat to read one of his columns here.

6:13 PM  

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