Sunday, November 20, 2005

World's Greatest Debilitated Body

Mark Steyn isn't impressed with the self-styled "world's greatest deliberative body." When the appearance of going as portrayed by our press got tough, the Senate urged us to get going out. Soon:

Last week, the Republican majority, to their disgrace and with 13 honorable exceptions, passed an amendment calling on the administration to lay out its "plan" for "ending" the war and withdrawing U.S. troops. They effectively signed on to the Democrat framing of the debate: that the only thing that matters is the so-called exit strategy. The only difference between Bill Frist's mushy Republicans and Harry Reid's shameless Democrats is that the latter want to put a firm date on withdrawal, so that Zarqawi's insurgents can schedule an especially big car bomb to coincide with the formal handover of the Great Satan's cojones.

Is it possible for the Senate to insist they don't know what our plan is? Perhaps this explains the more recent confusion of several members about why we went to war and what they knew about the case just a few years ago when they debated going to war.

Just to clue in the Senators, our plan is to fight the Baathists and jihadis in order to provide a shield to allow for economic recovery, political development, and the creation of Iraqi security forces to allow Iraqis to take over the fight.

If the good Senators would look at the economic progress, the successful voting in January and October of this year, and the growing Iraqi security forces that are taking over security duties in more of Iraq, they would see that we are carrying out our plan and are winning. Our Marines are leading the latest offensive in al Anbar province to atomize the last larger groups of the enemy so that Iraq forces can flow in behind us to continue the fight. In short, our plan calls for winning.

Our troops have the cojones to fight, die, and win in Iraq. It is sad to see the Senate willing to give up America's cojones when we have a plan and are winning against a depraved and evil enemy.

I know the cojones of most Senators are in blind trusts so they won't use them on the job; but really, leave the country's alone. Frist is a doctor, but I don't think he is qualified to perform a Briss.

UPDATE: Scott Ott reveals the White House strategy for Iraq as presented to Congress following their admission of ignorance:

The Bush administration sent the following message to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-TN, with a request that it be distributed to all members of Congress.

United States Iraq Strategy
1. Kill terrorists.
2. Train Iraqi forces to kill terrorists.
3. Help Iraqis build schools and infrastructure.
4. Leave behind first democracy in Arab world.

The White House spokesman said an ‘executive summary’ of the strategy would be available later today for Senators who don’t have time to read the full document.

If I may be so bold as to suggest the executive summary, it should be:


Sadly, one goes to war with the Senate we have and not the Senate we wish to have.