Sen. Reid has endorsed a March, 2008 deadline to withdraw troops and end most spending in Iraq. Sounds great, right? Maybe not.
Reid spokesman Jim Manley said the Democratic leader does not expect the bill to become the official position of Senate Democrats, given its strong terms, but rather the “next in a series of steps designed to try to force a change in administration policy.”
Sigh. More Anti-war Lite. What at first glance look like a substantial commitment is, upon closer examination, just air. The way to ‘force a change’ is most certainly not by telegraphing that what you’re doing is just a ploy, and that you aren’t serious about it. But then, that’s the favored game of congressional Democrats, isn’t it? Like little barky dogs, they make growly noises, but really, they’re just ankle biters.
Stop the funding and bring the troops home now. Not next year. NOW.