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September 28, 2007

Support the Surge

Filed under: Foreign Policy,Iraq,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 3:22 pm
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SurgeBut, you say “the surge is working, so why do I need to support it?” Not that surge, silly. The political surge. “What political surge?” you ask. “Precisely,” comes the reply. Curtain falls.

The military surge in Iraq may be succeeding beyond anyone’s wildest dreams but it’s time to capitalize and start working on the long term solution to the Iraq question. And, naturally, Sam Brownback has the answer. And, fortunately, most in the Senate seem to finally be realizing that simple truth.

On Wednesday the Senate gave overwhelming support to Sam Brownback’s Iraq plan (co-sponsored by Biden), the three state solution. Now it’s time for the House to follow suit. Here’s Senator Brownback’s response to the 75-23 victory:

I am very pleased that my colleagues in the Senate recognized on a bi-partisan basis that we must have a political surge in Iraq to match the military surge that our troops have waged with courage and valor. The men and women of our Armed Forces have performed valiantly and successfully in quelling the turmoil in Iraq,” Brownback said. “What has not matched the effort of our troops has been the political and diplomatic effort needed to end violence among the three factions in Iraq–Sunni, Shiite, and Kurd–so that stability can be reached.”

The Daily Brownbacker has a petition for you to sign if you want victory in Iraq. I respectfully suggest that all Brownbackers and other good Americans sign it. It’s the right thing to do: support the solution. Support Sam Brownback. Support America.

— Psycheout

8 Comments »

  1. I’m still a little hazy on what exactly ‘victory’ means. Three states wasn’t in the original gameplan.

    Comment by ChenZhen — September 28, 2007 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

  2. No offense intended. I don’t mean to single you out but…

    I’m still a little hazy on what exactly ‘victory’ means.

    This is exactly why liberals cannot be trusted on foreign policy and military matters.

    And just because three states wasn’t in the original gameplan doesn’t mean that isn’t a good solution. Adapt and improve as the situation demands it.

    Comment by Psycheout — September 28, 2007 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  3. I support the victory..of er, of the occupation.

    We didnt have any use for that 2 billion bucks anyway! Hey, we would fight for Vermont`s foreign policy interests, so its cool that we are bamboozeled into doing it for the Israelis foreign policy wish-list right?…right?

    If I get shipped to Iraq to fight for the occupation this is all I will need to bring (besides my M-4), AIPAC a framed picture of Glorious Israeli shill Brownback to look at when ever I doubt this crazy nonsense occupation, and loss of all national sovereignty to foreign lobbies.

    Comment by freedom isnt free — September 28, 2007 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  4. Comment by Psycheout — September 28, 2007 @ 7:30 pm

    This is exactly why liberals cannot be trusted on foreign policy and military matters.

    And just because three states wasn’t in the original gameplan doesn’t mean that isn’t a good solution. Adapt and improve as the situation demands it.

    Ah, so…”good solution” =
    “victory” ?

    You see, watching all these (neo) cons talking about victory and not defining it, I decide to ask. So, what about not knowing how you view “victory” in this circumstance would make someone unable to “be trusted”. Isn’t the desire for setting realistic goals and measuring achievable results that are well defined a virtue when it comes to foreign policy and military matters?

    Anyone can grab a flag, wave it around and yell “Victory!”. It doesn’t make you a diplomat or a general.

    Comment by ChenZhen — September 28, 2007 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  5. What the hell is the surge? America is poop, learn your place.

    [Ed Note: Foul language is not allowed here. Learn your place.]

    Comment by PROUD ASIAN SUPREMACIST — September 30, 2007 @ 9:10 pm | Reply

  6. Still stupid, I see. The surge was a failure, the entire Republican approach to Iraq was a failure, and too many people keep trying to associate Iraq with 911, Iraq had nothing to do with 911, they also had no weopons of mass destruction (our reason for going there in the first place, according to the Bushites) and the present administration has claimed victory there on more than one occasion (I’m picturing Bush standing in front of a big banner with “Mission Accomplished” written on it). And as for supporting Brownback,,that’s like trying to keep a dead horse on his feet, he’s not even a serious contender for the Republican nomination, in fact there are still millions of people who have never even heard of him, except for the fact that he made it known that he opposed the troop surge in Iraq (you know, that thing that you just praised) little wishy washy aren’t you? Praise the one big thing that your candidate opposes. He is so invisible that even his announcement that he was running went totally un-noticed. If you are dumb enough to back a Republican, then you should at least back one that actually has a chance.

    Comment by Arn Lewis — October 3, 2007 @ 7:34 am | Reply

  7. […] proposal, which received significant support in the Senate on Sept 26, 2007 (75-23; Yea: R-26, D-47, I-2; Nay: R-22, D-1~Feingold; NV: R-McCain, D-Obama), is […]

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  8. News flash: the surge is not working. It probably would have if we’d tried a strategy to make our military force more effective, rather than pouring more people in willy-nilly. Numbers alone do not win a war; you should have learned this from reading the Bible.

    Comment by Confused — October 20, 2007 @ 2:36 pm | Reply


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