Al-Sadr bloc threatens to leave Iraq government
Supporters of radical cleric want al-Maliki to push for U.S. pullout timetable
Iraqi Cabinet ministers allied to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened Wednesday to quit the government to protest the prime minister’s lack of support for a timetable for U.S. withdrawal.
Sadr, Pelosi, and Reid are all hoping to use political clout to defeat the US military.
Now if only the Pelosi bloc and the Reid bloc would “quit the government” in protest…
UPDATE: “Atta girl Nance”
UPDATE 2: Murdoc’s been taken to task on this by a few folks, some of whom I respect very much.
Let me say that I am NOT comparing Pelosi and Reid to Sadr. I’m only comparing one of Sadr’s political requirements for a functioning government to one of Pelosi’s and Reid’s requirements for a functioning government spending bill. I believe that this comparison is valid and honest.
Yes, it’s over the top and demagoguery. It was intended to be. Why talk politics when you can SHOUT politics?
But while I’m not surprised that Sadr is demanding a deadline for the arbitrary withdrawal (read “capitulation” or “surrender”) of US military forces, I am surprised that the leaders of the Democratic House and Senate share this view. I just cannot accept that what the Democrats appear to be demanding is in the military’s interest or in America’s interest. Not only is it not good, it’s very, very bad. Horribly bad. Bad for today and bad for tomorrow.
I can (sort of) understand not “supporting” the campaign in Iraq, as in believing that either A) we’ve really screwed up, and/or B) we shouldn’t have invaded in the first place. I cannot understand trying to legislate military defeat.
I know that this won’t placate those who think my grouping of Sadr, Pelosi, and Reid on this issue is out of line. I just wanted to explain myself a bit more.