Media's Favorite Retreating Marine Will Reintroduce Surrender Plan
45% of Iraq’s 27,500,000 people are under the age of 14.
Democrats refuse to discuss how these children will be safe once democrats pull out the US forces who protect them in Iraq.
Children talk to a U.S. soldier while a member of the Iraqi Army watches at a street in Yarmuk neighbourhood, during a patrol in Baghdad July 20, 2007. (REUTERS/Nikola Solic)
House Democrats have drafted new Iraq legislation they hope will appeal to Republicans fed up with the war: Start withdrawing troops in two months but leave it up to President Bush to decide when to complete the pullout.
The vote will come next week, as members take up a $460 billion bill covering military spending for 2008. Another vote could come again in September, after Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus delivers a long-anticipated assessment on the war and Congress considers a $142 billion measure needed to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“This is big time,” Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said of the upcoming fall debate. “When you get to September, this is history. This is when we’re going to have a real confrontation with the president trying to work things out.”
The House has passed similar anti-war measures in the past, but has been unable to push the legislation through the Senate, where Democrats hold a slimmer majority and Republicans have routinely blocked such bills from advancing.
Most recently, the House approved legislation that would have required troop withdrawals to begin this November and finish by April 1.
Under his latest plan, Murtha said he envisions troop withdrawals to start in November and take about a year to complete. A draft of his proposal did not include a firm end date.
Just as the surge started working, it’s surrender time again for the democratic party.
Murtha did such a fine job retreating from Somalia, it’s a shame he’s having such a difficult time with Iraq.