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Friday, October 20, 2006

If you believe in the Iraq War hard enough, maybe 100,000 troups will just materialize

Posted by Raznor

Glenn Greenwald has a good post about John McCain's entirely incoherent plan for winning in Iraq.

So, to recap McCain's position: (1) in order to win in Iraq, we need to expand our military by 100,000 more troops; (2) we don't have anywhere near 100,000 troops to send to Iraq, and nobody suggests that we do; (3) a draft is absolutely unnecessary.

Read the rest. It is really amazing how completely unwilling any Republican is to advocate anything resembling sane foreign policy. Greenwald also notes this interview between Powerline's John Hinderaker and Senate candidate (emphasis mine).

HINDERAKER: Let's talk about the war in Iraq. What's the difference between you and your opponent, Democrat Amy Klobuchar, when it comes to the war in Iraq?

KENNEDY: You know, I've been consistently focused on adapting to win - whatever it takes to make sure that we prevail against an emey that has stated that their goal is to - y'know - eliminate us from the face of the earth.

My opponent came out on Meet The Press and twice said that the approach should be a diplomatic and political solution - that we should negotate with people who would just as soon kill us as look at us. We need to make sure we prevail, but we can't just get there by wishing it would go away. We have to make sure we support our troops and do what is necessary to achieve victory.

HINDERAKER: How about the economy?

Nice strategy. Kinda reminds me of "we can't just sit by and wish Tinkerbell would get better, we have to clap really hard and believe we can make her better."


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