Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Get Tough, and Get Out

The GOP loves to accuse the Democrats of wanting a "nanny state".... a federal government that does everything for citizens instead of insisting they do things for themselves.

So.... why is it that the White House can't make the same connection on Iraq.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday called for Iraqi's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's ouster and urged Iraqis to replace their leaders. (WaPo)

It was after his recent three-day trip sizing up the situation on the ground in Iraq, that Levin called for the Iraq parliament to vote the Maliki government out of office and replace it with a less sectarian and more unifying prime minister and government.

Such a move toward political stability, Levin reasons, would then allow the ten (soon to be eleven) trained and ready divisions of the Iraqi army to take control of security, which won't happen until U.S. troops relinquish the job.

But the White House is unwilling to make the tough-love connection, and continues their nanny-state support of the ineffectual Maliki.... thus stalling political progress.... and the day when they stand up, so we can stand down.

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