...Insisting that current US policy "is neither working, nor making us more secure," Democratic leaders from both houses of Congress today wrote US President George W. Bush to urge the beginning of a withdrawal from Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.Despite their hiding behind the "Don't call me unpatriotic!" mantra, politically motivated moves like this, coupled with the daily rantings of the senile old windbag, Jack Murtha serve to make the job of allowing free Iraqi independence and the successful prosecution of the war in Iraq all the more difficult. CENTCOM Commander Gen. John Abizaid:
House and Senate Minority Leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), joined by ranking members of several related committees and subcommittees have signed the call for a 4-part change of course in Iraq. The move follows up on a July 30 letter to the President, that called for a phased redeployment of U.S. troops beginning before the end of the year.
In addition to again urging the President to consider changing his Iraq policy, the new letter also urges the President to oust Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. "We do not believe," Democrats write, "the current civilian leadership at the Department of Defense is suited to implement and oversee such a change in policy."
... How does American public opinion affect the way you do your job, the way you prosecute the war?And the democrat party, including one Jack P. Murtha, in their unholy, unscrupulous thirst for power, continue to do everything they can to meet that end.
I struggle with it a lot. I'm always perplexed as to why in Washington there will be such lack of confidence in some quarters. It's difficult to see the broader picture of the progress that we've made because it's slow progress, but it's steady progress. It's difficult to think of us as winning because there's so much ambient violence. Sometimes the 24/7 news cycle drives people's opinion that it's only chaos and there's no hope for victory, but that's not true. Am I discouraged by bad publicity? Sometimes. Am I worried about the outcome? If day-to-day public opinion is so driven that people lose confidence in this enterprise that we can't ultimately be successful, then we fail. (emphasis added)
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