September 15, 2007

Sounds like life at Random Jottings...

This is SO like my experiences for the last few years—gee how many years has it been? Since 11-01— trying and always failing to engage our phony liberals in debate....

From a good piece by Fred Kagan and Bill Kristol, Men at Work, Children at Play...

....The congressional critics provided quite a contrast with Petraeus and Crocker. If the general and the ambassador were men at work, the congressmen and senators were--with a few notable exceptions--children at play. They spoke almost entirely in generalizations--often months, sometimes years, out of date. They used selective quotations and cherry-picked facts to play "gotcha." They offered no meaningful proposals of their own. Petraeus and Crocker live and breathe Iraq, dealing with life-and-death problems seven days a week. Congress bloviates Tuesday through Thursday. That's one of the reasons to listen to the general and the ambassador rather than the congressional pontificators.

The contrast between those who know something about Iraq and those who don't continued with the president's speech on September 13. Bush described America's objectives in Iraq clearly, explained the strategy he is pursuing, outlined the progress that it has made in detail and in specific areas of Iraq, explained why he intends to continue that strategy with minor adjustments, and announced a conditions-based reduction of forces, which General Petraeus had recommended. In response, Senator Jack Reed spoke in the vaguest terms....

Gee Andrew, you may be wiser than I thought. I think you have a real future in Democrat Party politics. Your instincts were true...

Posted by John Weidner at September 15, 2007 12:12 PM
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