Friday, July 13, 2007

Screw 'Em: Part Two

I mentioned that the loyal opposition has repealed the Pottery Barn Rule over Iraq ("you broke it, you own it"). Once, they at least figured we shouldn't leave Iraq until Iraq could stand on its own. We owed the Iraqis that much, they said, even if the Left still disagreed about launching the war and slammed it as ineptly run on a daily basis (as if they have a clue about war).

But no more (tip to Instapundit). When asked of the impact on Iraqis of our withdrawal, Senator Reid would not directly answer:

It is clear that the Iraqi people don't want us there. It is clear that there is now a state of chaos in Iraq. And it is up to the Iraqi people to make themselves safe….We can't do it. It's time the training wheels come off and they take care of their own country. We have spent billions dollars. We're now spending $12 billion a month on Iraq. That's enough. In the last six months of the surge, six months, 600 more dead Americans, $60 billion more of American taxpayers' money. We, Democrats, unitedly believe that's enough.

But who can blame the good Senator from Nevada? Iraqis don't vote here.

Screw 'em, as their side is prone to say. The anti-war side doesn't need no stinkin' evidence of how the war is going. They already know what they want.