Monday, May 28, 2007

Senator Sessions Joins the Defeatists

Another voiced raised in declaring defeat. Sessions can't even wait for the results of the surge before starting his call for withdrawal.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a loyal supporter of President Bush, indicated Sunday that Republicans will be ready by September to look at bipartisan efforts to draw down the troops that were part of the surge to help secure Baghdad.

“We have to be realistic,” Sessions said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “We have to know that we can’t achieve everything we’d like to achieve. We have a limited number of men and women we can send to Iraq, and we can’t overburden them.”

The senator added that, when General David Petraeus is reporting back on the progress of the surge in September, “I think most of the people in Congress believe, unless something extraordinary occurs, that we should be on a move to draw those surge numbers down.”

Yep, has to be extraordinary changes, not just reasonable results. Another politico whose lost the patience to see this through. I wonder if any of these people have ever looked at the amount of time that it has historically taken to succeed in an insurgency. Even more so when considering that many of the insurgencies that succeeded had troubled starts.

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