Friday, December 02, 2005

Are Elephants and Donkeys actually in agreement?

.....Of course the donkeys would never admit to it. Yesterday President Bush outlined his detailed plan for Iraq. (If you missed it, scroll down to my last post, there's a link.) I decided to do some research and it seems that President Bush is doing EXACTLY what the libs have been bitching about, yet they continue to give him no credit. Here are some quotes from our favorite libs:

Sen. Joseph Biden's (D-DE) Op-Ed: "Over The Next Six Months, We Must Forge A Sustainable Political Compromise Between Iraqi Factions, Strengthen The Iraqi Government And Bolster Reconstruction Efforts, And Accelerate The Training Of Iraqi Forces." (Sen. Joseph Biden, Op-Ed, "Time For An Iraq Timetable," The Washington Post, 11/26/05)

Sen. Biden: "The President Must Set A Schedule For Getting Iraqi Forces Trained To The Point That They Can Act On Their Own Or Take The Lead With U.S. Help." (Sen. Joseph Biden, Op-Ed, "Time For An Iraq Timetable," The Washington Post, 11/26/05)

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV): "It Is Time To See A Significant Transition Toward Full Iraqi Sovereignty, With Iraqi Forces Helping To Create The Conditions That Will Eventually Lead To The Phased Redeployment Of The United States Armed Services." (Sen. Harry Reid, Congressional Record, 11/15/05, p. S12796)

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): "[W]e Need To Shift ... The Responsibility To Iraqis To Begin To Provide Their Own Security." (MSNBC's "Hardball," 11/17/05)

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI): "[A] Genuine, Broadly Based Political Settlement Among The Iraqis IsEssential To Defeat The Insurgency." (Sen. Carl Levin, Remarks To The Council On Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., 10/21/05)

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI): "[What] We Should Be Looking For Here Is Some Kind Of Success For The Iraqi People Of Getting Back Their Country And Being Able To Bring Together These Factions And To Have A Country That Actually Functions As A Democracy ..." (ABC's "This Week," 11/27/05)

Sen. Biden: "[W]e Must Build Iraq's Governing Capacity And Overhaul The Reconstruction Program." (Sen. Joseph Biden, Op-Ed, "Time For An Iraq Timetable," The Washington Post, 11/26/05)

Sen. Reid: "We Urged The Administration To Increase International Participation To Secure And Rebuild Iraq, But The Administration Rejected This Call." (Sen. Harry Reid, Congressional Record, 11/15/05, p. S12795)


President Bush: "To Achieve Victory Over Such Enemies, We Are Pursuing A Comprehensive Strategy In Iraq. ... Our Strategy In Iraq Has Three Elements." (President Bush, Remarks At The U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 11/30/05)

President Bush: "On The Political Side, We Know That Free Societies Are Peaceful Societies, So We're Helping The Iraqis Build A Free Society With Inclusive Democratic Institutions That Will Protect The Interests Of All Iraqis." (President Bush, Remarks At The U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 11/30/05)

President Bush: "On The Security Side, Coalition And Iraqi Security Forces Are On The Offensive Against The Enemy, Cleaning Out Areas Controlled By The Terrorists And Saddam Loyalists, Leaving Iraqi Forces To Hold Territory Taken From The Enemy, And Following Up With Targeted Reconstruction To Help Iraqis Rebuild Their Lives." (President Bush, Remarks At The U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 11/30/05)

President Bush: "And On The Economic Side, We're Helping The Iraqis Rebuild Their Infrastructure, Reform Their Economy, And Build The Prosperity That Will Give All Iraqis A Stake In A Free And Peaceful Iraq." (President Bush, Remarks At The U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 11/30/05)


"Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid Issued A Statement Claiming That Bush 'Recycled His Tired Rhetoric Of "Stay The Course" And Once Again Missed An Opportunity To Lay Out A Real Strategy For Success In Iraq That Will Bring Our Troops Safely Home.'" (Deb Riechmann, "President Bush Defends His Embattled War Policy," The Associated Press, 11/30/05)

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI): "The President Relied Too Much Upon Rhetoric, Upon A Laundry List Of Tasks Accomplished, Not A Coherent View Of Where We Are Realistically And Where We Must Go To Succeed. It Was More Generalities Than Specifics." (Sen. Jack Reed, Press Conference, 11/30/05)



At 12:50 PM , Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 02 05

Who knows what they want? I don't get it. Seems like now we have Centrist/Moderates, Evangelicals, Libertarians & Baby Killing Progressives. I have yet to see how common ground can be reached with all these groups, but wish it so. Good post!

At 3:30 PM , Blogger fetching jen said...

TT - you forgot San Fran Nan (Pelosi). She's such a Botox faced b---h.

At 4:21 PM , Blogger supplymadam said...

Ha I love that San Fran Nan comment
Jen,that's too funny!

At 12:46 PM , Blogger Bonamipeca said...

Jen I just loved the botox bi--h comment:-)))) Hillarious!!! The left's total hatred for "W" has blinded them from all reality!!! Instead of their constant bitching about Bush this and Bush that, I'd like to hear thier proposals for accomplishing their wishes and desires!!! All "BITCHING" and no substance.

At 8:48 AM , Blogger Tori said...

they have NO plans for anything. No matter what President Bush says or does, the Dems will do the opposite.

If he said the sky is blue, the libs will say the sky is black.

I think the libs forget that Georgie is NOT going to be running again for re-election!

At 2:41 PM , Blogger NewGnome said...

Actually TT what the “Fib-Donks” want is very simple:

* The total capitulation of conservatives,
* Admission from Bush of providing faulty intelligence for the Iraq war
* Impeachment of the president.
* Failure of our troops in the war on terror.
* The emasculation of America.
* The complete dismantling of America’s armed forces
* The ascendency of the United Nations power over our national sovereignty.
* Submission of American judicial prudence to international courts.
* Total control over our government in all branches.
* Elimination of any and all dissent to their political policies.
* Last but not least every last dollar you make given with a smile and thank you
That’s not asking much to much is it?



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