Wednesday, February 07, 2007

House To Take Up War Policy Debate

Senate Republicans did the preznut's bidding and killed debate on the Iraq war this week. The House is now set to take up debate on the war and the preznut's troop surge policy next week. I bet House Democrats will want to talk about some of these disturbing trends when they get around to debate in the House:

U.S. sees highest troop death rate in Iraq
More GIs died in combat over past 4 months than in any similar period

BAGHDAD, Iraq(AP) - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki complained Tuesday the long-awaited Baghdad security operation was off to a slow start and warned that insurgents are taking advantage of the delay to kill as many people as possible.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it was checking reports that a helicopter, possibly a Chinook transport aircraft, had either crashed or made an emergency landing near Baghdad on Wednesday.


The U.S. military said on Sunday it was adjusting its tactics in Iraq after four helicopters were shot down over a two-week period.

Those helicopters were shot down in four separate incidents in which 21 U.S. servicemen and private security contractors were killed. Dozens of U.S. helicopters have come down, some hit by missiles or gunfire, in four years of fighting in Iraq.

But the high number lost in such a short time had raised questions about whether militants had changed tactics or were using more sophisticated weapons.

Yeah, it seems like a good idea to talk about the U.S. casualties spike over the last four months BEFORE the start of the Bush troop surge plan that will place more American military personnel on the streets of Baghdad policing the Iraqi civil war.

It also seems like a good idea to talk about the sluggish start to the troops surge plan by the Iraqi forces (which bodes badly for the future success of the plan) and the sudden spike in American aircraft being shot down in the last few weeks.

Well, it seems like a good idea to talk about these things unless you're a Republican trying to deflect blame for this mess of a war from your preznut and your party.

Which is all GOPers are trying to do.

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