August 09, 2007

Four Senate Dems Do A 180 On The Surge

Durbin, Levin Casey and Reed admit it's (sort of) working, "praise" the troops.

Could it be they're actually pulling their heads out of their collective arses?

More likely it's the polls and the focus groups.

These are not Bush-backing GOP die-hards, but Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin, Bob Casey and Jack Reed. Even Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee, said progress was being made by soldiers.

The suggestions by them and other Democrats in recent days that at least a portion of Bush's strategy in Iraq is working is somewhat surprising, considering the bitter exchanges on Capitol Hill between the Democratic majority and Republicans and Bush. Democrats have long said Bush's policies have been nothing more than a complete failure.

The Democrats' choice to acknowledge the military's progress in Iraq signals support for the troops, a message that voters want to hear.

WizBang's Paul Mirengoff nails these jackholes:
The Democrats don't support the troops; their behavior has made that abundantly clear. It was just a 2 years ago that the now positive Dick Durbin took the Senate floor and said our soldiers where as bad as the Nazis and the Khmer Rouge.

They're not supporting the troops. They are supporting their own reelection. When they think they can garner votes by bashing the troops, they'll bash the troops. When they think they have to give the troops lip service they will do that too - at least until November '08.

And don't you dare question their patriotism.

Posted by Gary at August 9, 2007 02:10 PM | TrackBack

The libs will spin it as "they pressured Bush to do the right thing" and because of their valiant efforts, they saved America from the Administration. I predict HRC will be the first to claim any credit. Joe (I want to carve up Iraq like a Thanksgiving Turkey) Biden will be a close second.

Posted by: kmr at August 9, 2007 03:12 PM