Top US congressional Democrats bluntly told President George W. Bush Wednesday that his Iraq troop “surge” policy was a failure.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged the president over Iraq by sending him a letter, ahead of a White House meeting later on Wednesday.
“As many had forseen, the escalation has failed to produce the intended results,” the two leaders wrote.
“The increase in US forces has had little impact in curbing the violence or fostering political reconciliation.
“It has not enhanced Americas national security. The unsettling reality is that instances of violence against Iraqis remain high and attacks on US forces have increased.
“In fact, the last two months of the war were the deadliest to date for US troops.
The letter appeared to preview a fresh showdown over Iraq between anti-war Democrats and the president, just a few weeks after Bush forced his foes to strip troop withdrawal timelines from a 100 billion dollar emergency war budget.
And the Democrat leaders can assess the Iraq War situation how?
Senate Majory Leader has already stated that the Iraq War was LOST. Yet, he and his Democrat colleagues capitulated to the President a few weeks ago and funded the “surge.”
So, is this more political posturing?
The Surrender Monkey Democrats had NO COJONES to defund the troops so they will snipe at the President and HOPE/ENCOURAGE his policy fails.
There is nothing like being on the same team with the Democrats. Is there?
Pelosi and Reid told Bush in the letter that they planned to send him new legislation to “limit the US mission in Iraq, begin the phased redeployment of US forces, and bring the war to a responsible end.”
On Tuesday, Reid said that Senate Democrats would attach troop withdrawal deadlines to a Defense Department Authorization bill, due to be debated within weeks.
This legislation will meet a certain veto by President Bush. So, why are Reid and Pelosi pushing for an Iraq War surrender?
Why, to score cheap political points and appease their anti-war LEFT flank.
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