Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Senate Votes To Pullout...Of Iraq (dirty!)

Senate vote preserves withdrawal deadline

The Senate voted to keep the deadline for withdrawal from Iraq on a vote of 50-48.

Not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, this may just tell the insurgent/terrorist/islamist (whatever they are called) to pull back until we leave. On the other hand, BushCo has had 4 years to get this thing right and to continue to let him "manage" this war so badly would be folly. There is also the thinking that buy setting a deadline, the leaders of the Iraqi government will, finally, start to actually govern the country (if that is even possible, at this point).

I am tilting toward thinking this is good with the hope that the Iraqi government will now make a better effort at governance. But I also understand how this could create a islamist state filled with nutso fanatics that what to kill us (and any non believers) for the glory of Islam. Sheeesh. This is tough.

Andrew Sullivan wrote (sorry, couldn't find the link) that the Democrats should just give BushCo the money he requested and let him leave office with a failed war. Andrew thinks that now that the Democrats have set this time table, Bush will now be able to blame the Democrats saying the Democrats ham-stringed him and that's why the war failed. I can see the logic in that argument, but I am unwilling to sacrifice anymore lives (wasn't willing in the first place) to make a point.



Blogger Mike said...

I'm with you. We shouldn't have been there in the first place, handled it abysmally while there and it's not worth more lives.

If that means they blame Democrats, I'd point back to Vietnam. There were people who claim we lost there because we pulled out, but history teaches it was the right thing to do.

8:24 PM  

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