There are helpful US and Iraqi military reinforcements; checkpoints reinforced with more soldiers and equipment; welcomed security measures to enable Iraqis to return to their homes…But, while Iraqi officials are giving militants in Kerbala 48 hours to disarm or face the consequences; the Democrat Congress are writing laws to end US involvement…
And in Iraq: while terrorist rings are being broken-up and held against gunfire; the Democrat Congress are writing bills to cut off the funding for supplies!
al-Qaeda’s Al-Masri Taken into Custody!
Undermining War Efforts!
The real problem with any non-binding Iraq-surge resolution is that it is a political stunt -- a non-binding vote -- that purports to determine military strategy and tactics rather than a military objective. A vote on partial or complete withdrawal, or a vote setting a timetable for withdrawal, which many on both sides could agree to, would have the virtue of determining policy instead of military tactics. To subject the tactical affairs of the military to the political process is probably in no one's best interests.
Congress, whose power it is to declare and fund war, is much better off mandating an objective than a strategy. Setting aside all the Republican rhetoric about "the troops," this resolution puts Congress in an improper role and at best mildly interferes with the running of the war.