Democrat funding games angering military families

Cassandra, the wife of a Marine has a marvelous blog always worth reading. Yesterday she reported on the growing anger of military families at the Democrat funding and withdrawal timeline games:

For years Democrats in Congress demanded that Donald Rumsfeld be fired.

Well, he is gone, and we have a new Secretary of Defense.

They screamed that they couldn't possibly support the war because there weren't enough boots on the ground.

Well, we're putting more boots on the ground.

Then they screamed that wasn't enough -- we needed a new strategy.

But we have put a new strategy in place - the same one that was so successful in Tal Afar.

But now that the military obstacles are out of the way, they say that was never the issue. We need a political solution.

Prime Minister Maliki is implementing a political solution: for the first time, he is allowing us into the Shiite areas, into Sadr city. He has made a firm commitment to go after Shia and Sunni alike if they break the law so that there will be equal justice for all Iraqis.

They said the Iraqis needed to step up to the plate.

They are stepping up to the plate. In al Anbar, the Sunni sheiks have come over to our side. The Commandant of the Marine Corps is so hopeful about Anbar, he thinks it has now turned the corner.

The Democrats said we should follow the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group. What was the one thing the ISG said we should NOT DO?

Set arbitrary withdrawal dates. 
Cassandra, the wife of a Marine has a marvelous blog always worth reading. Yesterday she reported on the growing anger of military families at the Democrat funding and withdrawal timeline games:

For years Democrats in Congress demanded that Donald Rumsfeld be fired.

Well, he is gone, and we have a new Secretary of Defense.

They screamed that they couldn't possibly support the war because there weren't enough boots on the ground.

Well, we're putting more boots on the ground.

Then they screamed that wasn't enough -- we needed a new strategy.

But we have put a new strategy in place - the same one that was so successful in Tal Afar.

But now that the military obstacles are out of the way, they say that was never the issue. We need a political solution.

Prime Minister Maliki is implementing a political solution: for the first time, he is allowing us into the Shiite areas, into Sadr city. He has made a firm commitment to go after Shia and Sunni alike if they break the law so that there will be equal justice for all Iraqis.

They said the Iraqis needed to step up to the plate.

They are stepping up to the plate. In al Anbar, the Sunni sheiks have come over to our side. The Commandant of the Marine Corps is so hopeful about Anbar, he thinks it has now turned the corner.

The Democrats said we should follow the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group. What was the one thing the ISG said we should NOT DO?

Set arbitrary withdrawal dates.