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December 27, 2006

More Troops In Iraq Was A Good Idea Before, But Not Now That Bush Wants It

From the LA Times:

WASHINGTON — After years of playing a marginal role in the Iraq war, congressional Democrats plan to move quickly next month to assert more control and undercut any White House effort to increase troop levels...Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), the incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday that he intended to call key administration officials, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to testify at as many as a dozen hearings.

Last year, though, Biden was saying the opposite:

Sen. Joseph Biden Jr., appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," disputed Bush's notion that sufficient troops are in place..."I'm going to send him the phone numbers of the very generals and flag officers that I met on Memorial Day when I was in Iraq," the Delaware Democrat said. "There's not enough force on the ground now to mount a real counterinsurgency."

It's like they don't even care about pretending to be consistent anymore.

I'll just note that it's the Executive Branch, not the Legislative, that's supposed to wage wars. And also that Joe Biden is a tool.


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