Who McNerney is waiting for
The "moderate" GOP'ers that McNerney is hoping will end the Iraq war oppose and despise all things related to "timelines", right? Well, what if the timeline for withdrawal is conveniently based upon the US election calendar?
A small group of Republicans facing election fights next year have rallied around war legislation they think could unite the GOP: a call for an end to U.S. combat in Iraq, but not until President Bush is out of office.
The legislation was deemed essentially a nonstarter by Democrats Friday and underscored the difficulty Congress has in striking a bipartisan compromise on war policy. What attracts Democrats has repelled Republicans and vice versa, making it impossible so far to find a middle ground.
Once again, I'm obliged to remind Jerry of the character and mindset of the people he hopes will end the Iraq war.
Time to play hardball
Today, "moderate" Republicans decided to leave 4 million children without medical insurance
(SCHIP). Bush promised to veto and House Republicans acquiesced.
These are the same people McNerney is hoping will override Bush's veto on Iraq withdrawal.
Don't you think it's time to force the issue, Jerry? How many times over the next 13 months will we hear: "we don't have the votes"?