Why should we support a military that has made as many mistakes as the administration has made? The reality of the situation is that the strongest power on Earth has been beaten back by insurgents on the backs of Toyota 4-runners. This is no longer just the Administrations fault, it is also the Joint Chiefs of Staff fault. We have spent over 400 Billion dollars and lost almost 3100 lives and over ten times that are physically wounded and we don’t know how many have suffered psychological damage, and we are still no closer to seeing the end of this war. I believe that if I was for this war at the beginning (which I wasn’t) I would surely be against this war now. What seems to be the problem? If the military can’t prosecute this war successfully, they why keep throwing money at them? It just doesn’t make sense.
Since this war started, Congress has not interfered once. This spending bill with the attached pullout date is the first time that Congress has actually taken a stand on this war, yet, we see the Administration and many Republicans already pointing fingers at them for stifling the military. This simply isn’t true. Congress has bent over backwards to give the President and the military everything they have needed up to this point, and they have repaid that support with claims that they are “surrendering”. If this is surrendering, well it’s about time. We are no closer to ending the sectarian violence in Iraq than we were two years ago.
How much longer are we to support a war we are not winning? The Generals have been replaced more than once, the tactics have been changed, what else is left to change so that we can produce what amounts to some kind of victory? Is going after Iran, which is now the focus of the Administrations ire going to solve anything? If we can’t strop the sectarian violence in Iraq, how does Bush and company thing that we can take on the sectarian violence in Iraq and a confrontation with a first rate organized military operating on it’s home turf? This is absolutely ridiculous. Enough is enough already. The time for ‘winning” this war in Iraq has come and gone.
This entire escapade has gone on for too long. The Democrats are salivating over 2008, thinking of a Democratic Congress and a Democratic administration. They have no real interest in actually stopping this war. The longer it plays out, the easier it will be for the Democrats to pick up more seats in Congress and to regain the Presidency. It seems that the people that are demonstrating for an end to this war have no real allies in Washington. This war is good for the Democrats and bad for the Republicans. Those politicians that are banking on a US win in Iraq like McCain and Lieberman will be sorely tested in the coming months, as the people are sick to death of Iraq. The fact is that the sooner we get the hell out of there, the sooner we can start to clean out Congress by getting the game players new jobs and electing statesman that will do he will of the people instead of playing politics with peoples lives.