Told You So (Dems Are So Predictable)
I wanted to preface the following article with a response I made on another blogger’s site:
This increase is something the Dems have been saying Bush hasn't done. They have repeatedly said they would increase troop strength - almost at the same time saying they would withdraw?! So no matter what happened in the next political session, they could say they called for this a year ago.
Almost all these troops will be based in
. Coffee shops, universities, elementary/middle/high schools, restaurants, businesses, and the like are open in almost all the Iraqi providence’s and there is little to no violence (L.A. has more violence in its borders than does most of Iraq) outside of the two “problem” providence’s. Baghdad
So now that the Dems are in on the ticket of saying Bush didn't send enough troops in, I bet now that the increase comes to fruition the Democrats (slash, Liberals) will now deride such a decision... as is beginning here.
Okay, now for the most recent Democrat “strategy”, that is, to stay duplicitous:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid declared yesterday that "it is time to bring the war to a close" and warned President Bush that sending more U.S. troops to Iraq would be unacceptable to the Democratic majorities that have just taken over Congress.
And now two separate articles, one dating 2003, the other 2006, both show democrats calling for an increase in troops. (Were they for troop increase before they were against it?):
The Bush Administration is feeling the heat from both republicans and Democrats over the situation in
. Two key Senators are calling on the administration to increase the number of Americans troops in Iraq . They believe the Iraq U.S.in unprepared for post-war . Iraq
Sen. Joseph Biden (D) Foreign Relations Committee: It's going to cost us tens of billions of dollars...we're going to be there and must be there for several years and we're going to require tens of thousands of troops."
The Senate's top Democrat offered qualified support Sunday for a plan to increase U.S. troops in Iraq, Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.... ....whose party campaigned in the November congressional elections on changing course in Iraq, said he would be open only to a short-term increase.
Gotta love how the Democrats CYA. I am just glad I was able to call it ahead of time.