Editor’s Note: Switch
Monday, April 30, 2007
Several moderate members of the GOP have announced that they will change their vote on the war spending bill if the surge does not prove successful.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said, “If the president's new strategy does not demonstrate significant results by August, then Congress should consider all options — including a redefinition of our mission and a gradual but significant withdrawal of our troops next year.”
Senators want to see clear results, and this is great news for the president. Sen. John McCain has already announced the surge a success. All we have to do to show these Senators success is give them whatever McCain is drinking.
But what moderate Republicans and even Bush loyalists like McCain are missing is that results from something like a troops surge cannot really be realized for 3 to 6 years. At that time, if the surge is not working, then we should definitely throw President Obama out of office.
Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, Newsblog 5000
We simply can't afford to wait to blame them for the loss in Iraq.
Although, to be truthful, it was my fault we didn't win. I once wrote a comment, a disparaging comment about the war effort in the comment section of a blog. Undoubtedly, this was the straw that broke the catapult's back.