Thursday, January 25, 2007
It was never about oversight. It was never about listening to the Generals. All that talk about how Congress needed to act as a check to Bush’s
The Senate Foreign Relations committee voted near-unanimously in approving General Petraeus as head of the
The Senators voted in favor of Petraeus.
Then they ignored everything he told them.
They voted 12-9 in favor a resolution stating everything that Petraeus warned against, a sense of the Senate bill that deeply criticized the Bush plan; a bill that would demonstrate that America was not behind the troops, that they did not, in reality, support them; a bill that would encourage the terrorists and insurgents that they just need to wait a little more, kill a little more, and the Great Satan would cower away from Iraq after suffering a little bloody nose.