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February 02, 2007

McCain Offers Alternate Resolution On Iraq

Captain Ed deems it an acceptable way for Senators to express their frustration cowardly take political cover while not undermining our military's efforts in Iraq. Hugh Hewitt agrees.

It's a nice idea, but I guess I don't really think the "symbolic" anti-war resolution will much undermine our efforts, nor will blocking it help our efforts. Isn't the cat out of the bag? Is there anyone in Al Qaeda and/or the Iraq "insurgency" who doesn't know Americans are weary of war and want to pretend normalcy is right around the corner?

It's all symbolic -- and what is being symbolized is something everyone knows. The war is already unpopular and growing more so by the day. Whether the symbolic gesture passes or it doesn't, that fact is still understood by our enemies.

Like, for example, the Sadrists, who seem to be willing to just wait out the surge and then go on an ethnic-cleansing spree the moment we withdraw.


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