I guess they called it a ‘Pre-buttal’ because it provided noth Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi with opportunities to makes asses of themselves several days prior to the SOTU. At any rate, they were out in rare form:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, hailed as “a milestone” Sunday’s Iraqi elections, when millions defied threats and went to the polls.
“But on Wednesday night,” Reid said, “the president needs to spell out a real and understandable plan for the unfinished work ahead: defeat the growing insurgency, rebuild Iraq, increase political participation by all parties … and increase international involvement.”
Without offering a timetable, Reid added, “Most of all, we need an exit strategy so that we know what victory is and how we can get there.”
Reid was far more restrained than Pelosi, who seems to exist to make Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray look Senatorial. At any rate, these new catcalls for an ‘exit strategy’ are simply idiotic, and all it really is is more of the same from Democrats- vacant statements that sound like something but mean nothing.
Folks- holding the elections yesterday, devising a constitution for Iraq, holding elections in the fall, training Iraqi policemen and soldiers, and battling the insurgency IS AN EXIT STRATEGY, and prematurely setting an artificial timeline is idiotic. If you don’t believe me, ask Norman Schwarzkopf (who was just on Hardball) what he thinks about these calls for troop withdrawal and a timetable for troop withdrawal:
When pressed to elaborate, the good General stated:
It’s just dumb.