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June 02, 2008

Democratic Rep: By Opposing the Surge, We Actually Encouraged the President to Enact the Surge, Which in Turn Resulted in Victory... and You're Welcome

Great post from Jeff Emmanuel. This is the same Democrat Rep who recently admitted Democrats had "stretched the facts" about the feasibility and prudence of a quick withdrawal from Iraq, just to win the election.

Now he makes this curious claim:

If you just want to read it:

In February 2007, Kanjorski went to the floor of the House to say:

Ms. Speaker, I rise today to join the overwhelming majority of the American people, the Congress, and many top U.S. military commanders to voice my opposition to President Bush's ill-conceived plan to send more American troops into the middle of an ongoing Civil War in Iraq.

Then, in an interview from just days ago, Kanjorski said:

We've taken public positions which have now forced the president to go into the surge mentality, which is somewhat working.

More from Jeff (but there's still good stuff at his link):

Talk down the war's progress at all costs, and say things like this: "The war is lost. The surge has failed" (Sen. Harry Reid); The surge "is a failure" (Rep. Nancy Pelosi); "The U.S. troop buildup in Iraq has failed" (Sen. Carl Levin); The president is "desperate...to shore up support for his failed "surge" strategy" (Gov. Bill Richardson); "We should stop the surge and start bringing our troops home" (Sen. Joe Biden); "As many had forseen, the escalation has failed to produce the intended results" (Reid and Pelosi); "It's clear that the current strategy – the President's escalation – has failed" (Sen. John Kerry); and "According to...Republicans, and unfortunately even some Democrats, the President's surge in Iraq has been a resounding success. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth" (Rep. Robert Wexler).

Wow. Now that's change we can believe in.

The Liberal Democratic Party

It's called "reverse psychology." Look it up.

Bugs Bunny demonstrates this principle -- which Obama will employ to great effect in his meetings with Ahmadinejad -- in the following clip. Which includes a by-now-played-out internet-rage parody.

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posted by Ace at 07:07 PM

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