Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Lieberman Makes Call for More Troops Official

The Courant reports that after a visit to Iraq, Senator Joe Lieberman is calling for us to send in more troops.

"After speaking with our military commanders on the ground," he said Wednesday in an email, "I strongly believe that additional U.S. troops must be deployed to Baghdad."

Lieberman, D-Conn., visited Iraq last week with a Senate delegation. He also traveled to Kuwait and Israel.

Bush has been considering a "troop surge" to help secure the Iraqi capital, but told a news conference Wednesday he had made no decision on how to proceed.


Senator Dodd, has a different take.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., Sunday gave qualified support to a troop surge but only under very limited conditions. Reid suggested a two- to three-month surge; Dodd said he would go along only after "demonstrable evidence that (Sunnis and Shiites) are coming together as a people."

Otherwise, Dodd said, talk of a troop surge is "a phony argument, in my view … just delaying the inevitable." Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who was traveling with Lieberman, also said he backed more troops only if they helped expedite a faster U.S. exit.


I am not a military strategist, but I just don't see the value of sending more troops in at this point. I also don't trust Bush, and Lieberman to get us out of the mess they helped create. The problem is that there are no good answers. It doesn't seem right to leave Iraq in it's current state, but I don't think any workable solution is going to come from our continued involvement.


Source
Lightman, David. "Lieberman Calls For More Troops". Hartford Courant. 12-20-06

5 comments:

ctkeith said...

The fact that Lieberman called for more American troops to kill more Arabs while in Israel will not be lost on the people of the middle east.

The cable shows are already promoting the idea of "The Battle of Bagdad" just as they did "The Battle of Falujha".

Those with no skin in the game never have a problem with escalating a fight.Lieberman is the very definition of a chickenhawk.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Those the US is currently fighting have also called for the total destruction of Israel, as well in some cases, for the total annihilation of all Jews.

For some reason Joe Lieberman may have a problem with that perspective.

Others rather clearly don't.

My own 18 year old college freshman son keeps mentioning the Marines. Though I would rather he get his degree prior to enlisting, I would not try to talk him out of it.

Anonymous said...

"It doesn't seem right to leave Iraq in it's current state, but I don't think any workable solution is going to come from our continued involvement."

Depends- I suggest holding those sending "insurgents" into Iraq be held accountable.

"The fact that Lieberman called for more American troops to kill more Arabs while in Israel will not be lost on the people of the middle east."

The only thing the death cult seems to understand if you have not been paying attention to current events ctkeith .

ctkeith said...

ACR,

When did the Sunni,Shia or Kurds we are currently fighting in Iraq ever have the means to threaten Israel?

If you're talking about the Iranians your President has made them much much stronger thats to his ineptitude as Commander in cheif.

If you're talking about AlQuiada there were none in Iraq before your idiot President invaded it illegaly and they'll be thrown out as soon as the US military leaves.

I'll assure your son one thing.If he joins the US military he'll never have to worry about serving with any relitive of Sen. Lieberman. His family ,just like Cheneys,have other priorities that military serice doesn't fit in with.

ctkeith said...

Anon 10:58,

1)When do you think we should invade Saudi Arabia? Well over half the foreign fighters are coming from there.

2) Which Death cult are you referring to,Bushes or Osamas?