Thursday, February 01, 2007
HOT OFF THE SHOW! Monday - Neither Congress or Bush Budges on Iraq, Really
Highlights from Monday's show:
-The new Democrat-contolled Congress has been in session 4 weeks now; the War in Iraq is at the top of the list. With all the talk about reform, resolutions and bi-partisanship - bottom line - neither side is budging on Iraq.
-The only thing that is truly new is the majority power liberals have gained in Congress. But is that enough for them to get their way?
-In December the liberals wanted more troops...Bush calls for more troops...liberals now are against it.
-Remember, liberals have been calling for the with-drawl of our troops is nothing new. Two years ago the President gave a speech saying, "Some are calling for a deadline for withdrawal. Many advocating an artificial timetable for withdrawing our troops are sincere — but I believe they're sincerely wrong.”
-The President also said then, "Pulling our troops out before they've achieved their purpose is not a plan for victory. As Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman said, setting an artificial timetable would "discourage our troops because it seems to be heading for the door. It will encourage the terrorists, it will confuse the Iraqi people. Senator Lieberman is right. Setting an artificial deadline to withdraw would send a message across the world that America is a weak and an unreliable ally. Setting an artificial deadline to withdraw would send a signal to our enemies — that if they wait long enough, America will cut and run and abandon its friends. And setting an artificial deadline to withdraw would vindicate the terrorists' tactics of beheadings and suicide bombings and mass murder — and invite new attacks on America. To all who wear the uniform, I make you this pledge: America will not run in the face of car bombers and assassins so long as I am your Commander-in-Chief."
-In the 2007 State of the Union Address the President said, “This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we're in. Every one of us wishes this war were over and won. Yet it would not be like us to leave our promises unkept, our friends abandoned, and our own security at risk. "
-The latest Fox News poll asked the following question:
Do you personally want the Iraq plan President Bush announced last week to succeed?
Here are the results:
Overall: 63% Yes 22% No 15% Don’t Know
Democrats: 51% Yes 34% No 15% Don’t Know
Republicans: 79% Yes 11% No 10% Don’t Know
Independents 63% Yes 19% No 17% Don’t Know
Hear the show (See 1/29/07)