Originally Posted by dorfman24
Well, suffice it to say you and I have an honest disagreement. I am not making "a little NeoCon attempt" to do anything, thank you very much. I believe that when Congress authorizes a war it has the responsibility to fund it. If Congress has changed its mind due to the election in 2006 it should de-authorize the war and provide funds to bring the troops home.
It should NOT, IMHO, order generals and the executive branch around with arbitrary timelines and meaningless benchmarks.
Anytime I see "Abandoning the Troops" or "Not Supporting the Troops" in a post then yeah, I see that as NeoCon theatre. Since it has no validity in reality – as in no one is actually proposing to abandon the troops or to stop supporting the troops – and are only proposing putting a timeline on the administration’s seemingly unlimited warplan.
See, the problem is that Bushie spent SIX years without Congressional Checks and Balances which would normally keep an Administration governing in a responsible manner. But this particular Administration had SIX years of open checkbook, "don’t gotta answer to anyone" and now that there are actual Checks and Balances, the NeoCon[NewConfused] contingent is having a hard time grasping at that as a normal part of the governmental process.
That annoying little 2006 election was the American people’s way of telling Bushie that Checks and Balances are important.
The American People have demanded Benchmarks. EVERY POLL has said that we are tired of the way this war has been prosecuted. EVERY POLL has said that the people are not happy with the way this Administration is running this Country. It is the responsibility of the Congress to execute the will of the people. That is their job. If the President can’t understand the message, Congress is going to keep sending it to him until he does. That is their job. It is a shame that the partisan NewCon Congress for SIX years failed to execute their Congressional duties of Checks and Balances. Maybe we would not be where we are now.