I Have A Plan!
You may recall Senator Kerry mentioning his unmentionable war plan during the ‘04 Presidential Campaign and, like yours truly, you may have wondered what exactly the plan was. Well the wait is over, and it can be described in one word: Retreat!
Kerry said this on Wednesday in response to President Bush’s speech:
Secondly, this debate is note about an artificial date for withdrawal. Several times in his speech today, the president set up this straw man and then knocks it down. That's not what this debate is about.
The United States Senate had a vote — a Republican resolution and a Democrat resolution — and neither sought to seek an artificial date for withdrawal.
What it did on the Democratic side seek to do was set an estimated timetable for success which will permit the withdrawal of our troops. Everything that we have presented has been presented on the basis of how you succeed.
Using John Kerry’s new math, we have to conclude that Withdrawal=Success. Call me old fashioned, but I still use the old formula which is Victory=Success.
If I’m reading this correctly, Kerry is saying he and his party are not seeking an artificial date for withdrawal so long as the withdrawal begins before Christmas. I’ve got to say that’s even worse than “I voted for it, before I voted against it”.
It should probably be noted here that Senator John Kerry is not, at present, President of the United States. If that’s not irrefutable proof that there is a God and he loves us very much, then I don’t know what is.
(The Political Teen has the video and additional analysis.)
Update 12/5: South Carolina political consultant and commentatorJoshua Gross has an excellent post entitled " Murtha's Recipe for Failure" that details the hypocrisy of the left and illustrates the problem we face when victory is not the end result. It all boils down the where you want to fight the war, there or here.