McCain, a 2008 White House contender, is sponsoring the resolution expressing support for a troop increase and setting benchmark goals. He sought to capitalize on some of the Democratic division by calling Warner's plan intellectually dishonest.
The measure, McCain said, offers no concrete alternatives to Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops in Iraq.
"I do believe that if you really believe that this is doomed to failure and is going to cost American lives, then you should do what's necessary to prevent it from happening rather than a vote of 'disapproval,'" he said, noting that the proposal does not seek to cut off troop funding. (1)
I agree. The non binding resolution isn't good enough. Bush and AEI have no credibility. Congress should pull out all the stops to oppose their ill conceived escalation plans. I know some people are thinking..."What about the political blame game dumbass? Do you want Democrats to be blamed for "cutting and running" and "emboldening terrorists" and "giving al Qaeda a safe haven to launch attacks against America?"" Congress owes the soldiers their best effort even if that means the nasty corporate media spin machine will attempt to blame the Democrats instead of Bush's awful occupation policies that put soldiers in an impossible situation.