The democrats on Iraq
There is a reason why the saying "The best reason to vote republican is democrats" exists in american society. When it comes to forming any kind of coherent ideas or soloutions, well, they kinda suck at it. Here is a washington post story that shows what their big foreign policy whigs have to say about Iraq so you can get my point: Richard C. Holbrooke: "I'm not prepared to lay out a detailed policy or strategy," said former U.N. ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, who was widely considered the leading candidate to be secretary of state if Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) had won the presidency last year. "It's not something you can expect in a situation that is moving this fast and has the level of detail you're looking for." [...] He predicted that Sunni insurgents cannot win but said U.S. troops also cannot eliminate multiple insurgencies. Huh? Confused? It gets better. Here is Madeline Albright channeling the Oracle from the Matrix: "The American military is both the problem and the solution. They are a magnet [for insurgents] but they're also helping with security," she said, adding that Washington needs to ease Middle East anxieties by declaring it wants no permanent bases in Iraq. Great Wisdom, O wise one. And last, but not least: Wesley Clark. "Everybody wants to talk troops, but everyone knows we can't win this with troops alone," Clark said. Ehhh....and here I thought the problem was the fact that there wasn't enough troops. Ok, what's your solution? The United States needs to make Iraq's neighbors, including Syria and Iran, "part of the solution, not part of the problem." Ahhh... Ok. Cause it's the US' fault that Syria and Iran are allowing terrorists to cross their borders without doing anything about it, depsite the US asking them repeatedly to close down the border. How do you make them part of the soloution when they insist on being part of the problem? Anyone here knows? This sucks, because I am starting to see that the democrats are not going through a temporary funk, but more like a permenant one. Voting for a democrat because of the rpeublican alternative only worked in the 2004 election because Bush was so reviled by the american left. But he is going out in 3 years, and soon it will be time for new ideas and policies. Hell, the dmeocrats are soo happy about their prospects in the 2006 elections, but they forget that people want them to give them solutions. What do the democrats have to offer? So far, I have seen nothing and I suspect that this may not change anytime soon.