Four months ago, a U.S. or Iraqi Soldier walking the streets of Hawr Rajab would have likely sparked a battle. The city was dominated by al-Qaida, the streets lined with improvised explosive devices.Of course, back in Washington D.C., the Democrats aren't willing to accept the fact that there have been amazing successes and improvements within the past several months. Instead, the Democrats are looking at passing a funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan that would also require the withdrawal U.S. Forces.
Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, MND-C commanding general, walked the streets of Hawr Rajab Nov. 7, witnessing firsthand the dramatic improvement in the city's security.
With the Concerned Local Citizens (CLC) groups fighting insurgents and aiding U.S. Soldiers, the threat of al-Qaida has dropped considerably. An Iraqi Army (IA) mechanized company was added to help secure the community.
White House spokesman Tony Fratto said Thursday that Bush would again veto any legislation that sets an "artificial timeline" for troop withdrawals.So, to Pelosi and the Democrats, the recent successes are not a sign of improvement. The only solution for the Democrats, regardless of any progress, is to cut-and-run. And if they don't get their way, then they won't offer any more funding for the Troops in 2007.
"We should be supporting our troops as they are succeeding, not finding ways to undercut their mission," he said.
Pelosi, D-Calif., told members in a private caucus meeting on Thursday that if Bush rejected the measure, she did not intend on sending him another war spending bill for the rest of the year.
"It's a war without end," Pelosi later told reporters. "There is no light at the end of the tunnel. We must reverse it."
But remember, they support the troops, folks. And whatever you do, don't question their patriotism.
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