Jul 31 2007
It has been a LONG time since I have dusted off the “Duh! Files” to blog on the blatantly obvious. But I couldn’t pass this up. The Democrat House Whip notes that success in Iraq would split the Dems and make a surrender/withdrawal impossible:
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that a strongly positive report on progress on Iraq by Army Gen. David Petraeus likely would split Democrats in the House and impede his party’s efforts to press for a timetable to end the war.
Clyburn, in an interview with the washingtonpost.com video program PostTalk, said Democrats might be wise to wait for the Petraeus report, scheduled to be delivered in September, before charting next steps in their year-long struggle with President Bush over the direction of U.S. strategy.
Clyburn noted that Petraeus carries significant weight among the 47 members of the Blue Dog caucus in the House, a group of moderate to conservative Democrats. Without their support, he said, Democratic leaders would find it virtually impossible to pass legislation setting a timetable for withdrawal.
“I think there would be enough support in that group to want to stay the course and if the Republicans were to stay united as they have been, then it would be a problem for us,” Clyburn said. “We, by and large, would be wise to wait on the report.”
Amazing. A Democrat (a.k.a. a Surrendercrat) finally notices that trying to pull a defeat from a pending success in Iraq would not be the best position for the Democrats. You think?
Is it possible that the Surrendercrats hope of defeat in Iraq is now as untenable as al-Qaeda’s hopes for success – since the whole damn country is now swearing on the Koran to defeat al-Qaeda in Iraq. Now that Muslims in Iraq are begging the one US Congressman who is Muslim and a Democrat to join forces with them in their fight against al-Qaeda and to not turn tail and run, the Democrats might be cluing in on what is happening and trying to pull defeat from victory may not be a wise political move? You think it might have to do with the fact that even liberal ‘think tanks’ see the progress in Iraq and trying to pretend all our recent progress is a failure may not win votes has anything to do with it? I am nit sure – let’s see what else this political genius has to say:
But of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive. Clyburn said that would be “a real big problem for us.”
No sh&t Sherlock! You think after months of claiming pending doom that real signs of success might just destroy the Democrats’ credibility with the American public (who like to win)? What in the world finally clued you fools in? Did you do a focus group poll or something? Duh!