11.19.05

Democrats shoot own feet

Posted in at 18:40 by RjZ

I think that senate and house democrats coming out and saying ‘withdraw the troops’ is a bad idea. Republicans tried and perhaps failed to diffuse this strategy by sponsoring resolution to do just that , likely in a effort split the democrats in half. The democrats shoot their own feet and republicans flaunt arrogance which makes them look petty.

I don’t think the republicans will get very far with this constant repetition of ‘cut and run’ but it doesn’t hurt them much either. It’s not a strategy though and that is exactly what the republicans and more importantly for the party out of power, democrats are lacking. U. S. Americans don’t want to hear that the administration was wrong about the war. Well, the did need to hear that and while of course one might be able to justify the war in Iraq with statements about how nasty Saddam was and how we’re better off without him in power, it still looks like the administration lied to justify the war. Still, the problem isn’t why we went to war, but rather what we’re going to do about it.

Democrats are saying ‘Bush lied to us (that’s why we accidently voted for the war) and so he needs to tell us what he’s going to do.’ What democrats need to do if anybody is going to listen, or more importantly, vote for them is lead. What would [insert your democratic presidential favorite here] do differently? Withdraw the troops? How? When? Under what conditions? Crying that it’s wrong for them to be there because Bush is a liar isn’t much of an answer. The troops, Americans, and the world don’t want whining, they need a solution.

4 Comments »

  1. Julia Joun said,

    November 21, 2005 at 12:03

    I’m not sure what you mean. Are you saying that withdrawing our troops is a bad idea? Or, are do you mean that withdrawing makes sense and the critics have to come up with a plan for doing so rather than just making a blanket statement?

  2. RjZ said,

    November 21, 2005 at 12:15

    I mean the latter of your two propositions, although, I think it’s disingenuous to imply that democrats (with some exceptions) are even committed to withdrawing.

    Is withdrawing the troops the strategy of the democrats? I bet it isn’t. I bet if it were put to vote (and that’s exactly what the republicans did) democrats wouldn’t support it. If it is their strategy, I might very well support it, although indeed, we would need a plan for this action as to how many and when and what conditions, if any, need to be met–to my knowledge this is not being put forward by either party.

    What I am saying is whining about withdrawing troops is not a plan at all and is already backfiring on the democrats. Saying that we shouldn’t be in this war (we shouldn’t) because Bush lied is also not a plan. U.S. citizens need more than finger pointing. They need leadership and a new solution. The sooner democrats figure this out, the stronger they will be.

  3. Julia Joun said,

    November 22, 2005 at 9:36

    I don’t presume to know whether the Democrats are sincere about withdrawing. So, disingenuous wasn’t my intent. More, I wanted to clarify what your thoughts are.

  4. RjZ said,

    November 22, 2005 at 9:40

    I think it would be disingenuous to imply the democrats are committed to withdrawing at all costs, but I didn’t mean to say that you were implying that either. I hope I was clearer in the comments.

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