2006/09/25

Lieberman's plan for victory in Iraq

Sigh! Again, we get this sort of stuff from people who support the vague, fuzzy concept of victory in Iraq:

Ninth, we must begin now to increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and to make sure we are building the numbers and types of units we need to fight and win the kinds of conflicts that we are likely to be confronted with during this century. While this will not fix the shortages we have now, nor reduce the strain on our over stretched ground forces, it will begin to give us the greater capabilities we will need and send a signal to our troops that we understand what they are going through and that we are going to do something now about having reinforcements for them.

Nice ideas. Where are the extra troops going to come from!?!?!?! The DLC has also recommended extra troops, again without giving any indication as to where they'll be coming from. The Army and Marine Corps are stretched to the breaking point. Does anybody who gives the issue a moment's thought really think the answer is to just wave a magic wand and more troops will magically appear? This next point is just pure fantasyland wishful thnking:

...we should form a bipartisan Iraq working group early in the next session of Congress. This group would include the top Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate security committees - Armed Services, Intelligence, Homeland Security, Foreign Relations, and Appropriations - and meet regularly with the President and his team.

Seriously, what evidence does Lieberman have that the Bush Adinistration has shown any desire in the entire five-plus years they've been in office that they have any intention of working with Democrats on any issue, large or small?

Rubbish, utter rubbish!

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