The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Democrats, Pelosi Cave to Escalation

After stating that she will not fund Escalation without justification Nancy Pelosi and others in the Democratic Leadership will Cave and support it. What it the justification? "Benchmarks". As the NYT states, "Among these “benchmarks” are steps that would draw more Sunnis into the political process, finalize a long-delayed measure on the distribution of oil revenue and ease the government’s policy toward former Baath Party members, the officials said." and “There will be an approach and a strategy that reflects not only the desire for the Iraqis to take more responsibility but the need for the Iraqis to step up.” Of course this could take another year or two . . . But this will serve to justify escalation and though "Benchmarks" are not the same as "time tables" they are a close enough sound byte, The Repugs, as always will frame the debate so that refusal to go along will be tantamount to "not supporting the troops" and "supporting the terrorists" . . . Count on Kuninich, Conyers, Murtha and a few others to stand up to this bunk. Count on the rest to cave and send more to Iraq, after all, they are mostly on the same team and one must remember why we fight.

Only our added protests and constant demands can end this debacle and remove these thugs.


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