/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Yes, We Know, Quagmire, Got It Already

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Yes, We Know, Quagmire, Got It Already

USA Today has this opinion piece by Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) and Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio):
In Iraq there are no front lines, no easy way to tell friend from foe, and no clear way to measure success. Iraq is a quagmire. Meantime, it has become a recruiting poster for Osama bin Laden. Are we to keep fighting indefinitely, losing more troops every week, spending billions of dollars, and increasing the strain on our armed forces, especially the reserve and National Guard? . . . The troops have done their job. It's up to Congress and the president to forge a policy worthy of their sacrifices.

Heh, I think it is cute that the two feel it is up to Congress . . . and the president too, to come up with a 'policy'. Cutting and running does not seem like much of a 'policy', however. And even if it were, such a policy is the province of the executive only, not Congress. I know these two congressmen wish they were in charge of foreign policy, but fortunately it is in more capable hands right now.

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