Iraq is steadily (and not so slowly) improving. Deaths are down, attacks are down, Al-Sadr is nowhere to be found, and talk of a unified and fair government are increasing. Now Democrats are going to try a third time to force an early exit from Iraq. The first was an attempt to pass a non-binding resolution opposing the President’s troop increase. It was filibustered in the Senate. The second attempt was a proposal by John Murtha. It never even came to vote. Now Democrats are one again going to attempt to force America out. Democrats want to set a timetable that would force troops to leave Iraq unless the President can prove that they are making improvements. Congress (or more specifically, the anti-freedom Liberals in Congress) are attempting to micro-manage the war.
Now, I am not opposed to Progress Reports on Iraq, because I beleive that they would be a good way to increase support for the war and the President. However, I am opposed to this “Congress running the war” thing. There is a reason the Constitution appoints one Commander-in-Chief. America needs one strong, able, and responsible figure who can make decisions quickly. We need one person with the ability to appoint capable, experienced advisors in wartime. War is no place to have all 535 members of Congress arguing over how to move next. If Congress were running wars, WWII would have lasted into the 60’s.