Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Let's surrender in advance, just not tell anybody when-Mark Pryor (D-OZ)

In one of the more unusual proposals to emerge in the Senate debate on Iraq withdrawal, Sen. Mark Pryor wants to keep any plans for bringing troops home a secret.

The Arkansas Democrat is a key holdout on his party's proposal to approve $122 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while setting a goal of March 31, 2008, for winding up military operations in Iraq. Unlike the plan's Republican opponents, Pryor wants a withdrawal deadline of some kind. He just doesn't want anyone outside the White House, Congress and the Iraqi government to know what it is.

"My strong preference would be to have a classified plan and a classified timetable that should be shared with Congress," Pryor said yesterday. A public deadline would tip off the enemy, "who might just bide their time and wait for us to leave," he said. "Then you'd have chaos and mayhem and instability."

Pryor said a classified plan would be provided by the president, shepherded by Senate committees and ultimately shared with Congress and Iraqi leaders. He is confident that the plan would remain secret, because Congress is entrusted with secrets "all the time."

What if the president's withdrawal plan didn't include a deadline? Or what if it leaked, through leaders in Iraq, to insurgents?

All worth considering, Pryor said. But in the meantime, "at least you'd have a plan."


The only halfway redeeming quality for this otherwise moronic idea is that so many dates would leak out the minute this bill was signed it would at least cause confusion. The most telling part of this to me is that when you constantly hear Democrats saying the President doesn't have a plan, Pryor gives up what that really means. So in the minds of Democrats a plan is simply a date certain to leave, it has nothing to do with success.

Comments:
RW,

You're up early! The only good thing about this idiotic idea is that Pryor just admitted that the bill that Nancy Pelosi shepherded through tips off the enemy and will result in instability and chaos.

I am not too happy with the Republicans in the Senate who are not going to filibuster it because the President will veto it anyway.

I agree with this analysis:

Does the logic here fly, though? The war funds are set to run out next month; the Democrats know they’re on the clock. If McConnell’s looking to kill it quickly and send Reid and Pelosi back to the drawing board for a clean bill, a filibuster should be as good as a veto. Better, in fact, since there’ll be no delay involved in sending it to the White House. What this is really about, presumably, is the GOP not wanting to advertise its opposition to withdrawal any more than it already has, so they’re going to let it sail through and make Bush administer the coup de grace this time.
 
Wow. Check out the snide rumor-mongering comments at Politico about Mitch McConnell.

Dems dig for dirt.
 
Well, the Democrats continue to say we should be fighting Al Qaeda, so let's do it.

Exclusive: Major Upcoming U.S. Offensive in Diyala, Iraq

We'll be needing those 3,000 additional troops to do it though. Petreaus is waiting on Bush's go ahead.

At the bottom of the article Al Qaeda calls us a "paper tiger". They must be familiar with our new congress and their worthless resolutions. Fighting a war against George Bush on paper.
 
Oh crap, now my picture is gone. It probably got thrown in my trashcan.

Whoa is me.
 
Announce to the enemy a pullout date? Doesn't help anyone and it doesn't make sense.

You might as well pull out immediately and that would not be good to say the least.

Bottom line, you don't ever let the enemy know your next move.
 
Here's the Fox News story about a prick named Eliot Stein and what he did to the late, great Cathy Seipp.

Here is the POS' justification of his disgusting behavior from his own website
 
Time for "The Snuke"!! Thanks for the reminder BD, don't forget to pick your golfers.
 
OMG!!! That was hysterical
 
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