The “surge” was all over the news on Friday and it appears the opposition to the concept is mounting on the left and even somewhat on the right.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Bush on Friday “urging him to reject his reported plan to escalate the war in Iraq by increasing troop levels and delaying the ability of the Iraqi government take control of their own future.” The N.Y. Times noted the letter here, and the WaPo reported the story here.
John McCain however, called for a “substantial, sustained surge” and cited “Lieberman’s re-election as proof Americans don’t want Iraq exit.” Hello — you call that proof Mr. McCain? Sorry, you need to do better than that. LMAO on that assertion.
Think Progress reported that on Thursday “on MSNBC, Trent Lott (R-MS), the second ranking Republican in the Senate, said that he may oppose troop escalation in Iraq.”
Curiously Ollie North seems to be opposed to the “surge”: More Troops = More Targets. Go figure.
No doubt the escalation of the arguments on the “surge” will continue. It’s doubtful Bush will back down. Stay tuned…