Monday, November 21, 2005

As I Was Saying: Grand Standing On A Given

In an earlier post, I said I thought the Democrat party was grand standing on troop withdrawal because it was already known when and what kind of withdrawal will occur and they want to take credit for making it happen.

Well, read and know I am the mistress! Or, at least find out what kind of troop scale backs will be occuring in Iraq in 2006 through 2008. I'm no logistician, but, if I know the military, these plans have existed for many months if not a year or more. Largely because the military draws up multiple plans for given situations that depend on certain standards, status and threats. When a situation meets those standards, it is put in play. Since it takes time to get assetts in place or re-deployed, these plans have probably been in play and known to such folks like the House Arms Committee and its Senate sister who have to approve budgets and funds for the expenditures.

Don't imagine for one minute that every Democrat on the hill is standing on some sort of bizarre principle demanding troop withdrawal. The words: Politician and Principle should really never be used or intimated in a sentence together. The world might actually collapse.

One might wonder why the Republicans don't just come out and say this truth? Maybe, just once, they really mean it when they say they don't want to tell the enemy our plans? Or, maybe, they really mean it when they say that improved Iraq security forces means less American forces?

Nah...that couldn't be it, could it?

hat tip Mudville Gazette

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