Yesterday, during the Iraq War debates
, Republicans revealed their strategy for Iraq: do absolutely nothing but criticize Democrats.
The GOP-controlled Senate was poised to vote Thursday on two Democratic proposals to start redeploying U.S. troops from Iraq this year, a week after both houses of Congress soundly rejected withdrawal timetables.
Both proposals — offered as amendments to an annual military bill — were expected to be defeated, mostly along partisan lines.
"One hundred percent of the Democratic caucus believes it's time for change. One hundred percent of the Republican caucus believes it's time to stay the course," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said during debate, voicing the Democratic view of the likely vote outcome as well as the choice facing voters this fall.
I was critical of Democrats when everything they did was anti-Republican, instead of giving us new policy that America can benefit from. Now, with Republicans set to lose control, they are resorting to the exact same tactics.
If you do not like the idea of a timetable, then fine, but please give us a different idea. Do not sit there and attack a timetable and expect the American people to eat it up and view you as relevant. Something needs to be done in Iraq, and so far, Republicans’ only idea is “not the Democrat plan”. Republicans, if you cannot do your job, then why… why should we vote you back in to office?
Iraq is a failure, and the Republican thought is for us to just continue along this failure, in the exact same way. That’s not leadership, that’s laziness.
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