. . . Friday November 18, 2005

The Murtha of all Battles

The Murtha pullout plan continues to fuel an angry debate on the hill. Republicans are trying to push a vote on the topic of immediate withdrawal (which almost no one is in favor of).

Dennis Hastert explains: “We want to make sure that we support our troops that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

We probably need a more intelligent definition of what it means to support our troops; one that is more closely linked to what our troops are out there to support.

On a purely political level, if this series of debates and arguments leaves us still with the now absurb idea that debating military strategy and foreign policy is somehow treasonous towards the troops, thinking Americans will come out the losers yet again.

Concentration is important!