Friday, January 26, 2007

File this under the NO SHIT SHERLOCK file...

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that a congressional resolution opposing President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq amounts to undercutting U.S. commanders in a way that "emboldens the enemy."

Didn't take long for Gates to get it huh?

At his first Pentagon news conference since taking office Dec. 18, Gates was asked his reaction to the debate in Congress over the effect of such a nonbinding resolution. "It's pretty clear that a resolution that in effect says that the general going out to take command of the arena shouldn't have the resources he thinks he needs to be successful certainly emboldens the enemy and our adversaries," he said.

Isn't that what many have been saying. Including myself.
You cannot have our military trying to do a job with arms tied and expect resounding results.

This below has been the moto of the Democrats since 2004.

1 comment:

papiluvspollofrito said...

jinxy, the dems have not had any other solution to Iraq other than withdrawing troops. We all know that isn't a solution but, a show of weakness to an enemy that will seize our reluctance to stay and fight at any given moment.
Let it be known, that what should happen is to let our soldiers, airmen, marines, and sailors free oppourtunity to kill the enemy from mosques or whever the fuck they are if they threaten our troops or the fragile Iraqi government. That goes for Iran and Syria too, as Bush has already stated earlier this weak, jinxy!
I am tired of these "peace loving muslims" screaming "god is great and we're going to kill americans!"