All of the current Presidential hopefuls for the Democratic Party have done a complete flip flop on the withdrawal of troops in Iraq.
Anyone remember the Democrats trying to force Bush to commit to a time table for withdrawal? Anyone remember their promises before last years elections that they would force Bush to withdraw troops? Anyone remember the democrats offering an actual plan up?
Well now it seems the Democrats do not think we can just pull our troops out, weren’t these the same people that thought we could? And when I say the same people, I mean the presidential hopefuls….
Even as they call for an end to the war and pledge to bring the troops home, the Democratic presidential candidates have set out positions that could leave the United States engaged in Iraq for years.
John Edwards, the former North Carolina senator, would keep troops in the country to prevent an Iraqi genocide and be prepared for military action if violence spills into other countries.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York would leave residual forces to fight terrorism and to stabilize the Kurdish region in the north.
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois would leave a military presence of as-yet unspecified size in Iraq to provide security for American personnel, fight terrorism and train Iraqis.
Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has suggested he would leave some military equipment behind to expedite the troop withdrawal.
Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware proposes setting up separate regions for the three major ethnic and religious groups in Iraq until a stable central government is established before removing most U.S. troops.
The Democratic solution that they have tried to put over on the American people is that Bush does not have a solution to end the Iraq crisis, well sorry but the Democrats definitely do not have one, they only have talking points to try and get elected.
Most of the Democratic candidates mention the significant military and logistical difficulties in bringing out U.S. troops, which even optimistic experts say would take at least a year.
The candidates are not only trying to retain flexibility for themselves in the event they become president, aides said, but are also hoping to suppress any expectation that the war would abruptly end if they are elected.
Most have not proposed specific troop levels or particular rules of engagement for a continued presence in Iraq, saying the conditions more than a year from now remain too uncertain
I will put money down, that if a Republic gets elected as President in 2008, that these same Democrates will then demand what they demanded of Bush, even though they know they cannot deliver themselves.
Note the green emphasis on Obama and Hillary’s statements. FIGHT TERRORISM. So they now admit that the terrorists in Iraq pose a serious threat to the US and that we cannot just walk away. If these terrorists were not a threat to the US, then there would be no reason to leave troops behind to fight them.
Filed under: Military, National Security, Politics, Terrorism & Terrorist Threat, Under Reported, War | Tagged: Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, Joe Biden, John Edwards |