Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lugar Lists

The ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tells it like it is:
"The window during which we can continue to employ American troops in Iraqi neighborhoods without damaging our military strength, or our ability to respond to other national security priorities, is closing," he said. "The United States military remains the strongest fighting force in the world, but we have to be mindful that it is not indestructible."

Lugar also said he believes the chances for success of Bush's strategy of boosting troop levels in Iraq to try to get the security situation there under control is "very limited within the short period framed by our own domestic political debate."

"The costs and risks of continuing down the current path outweigh the potential benefits that might be achieved," Lugar said. "Persisting indefinitely with the 'surge' strategy will delay policy adjustments that have a better chance of protecting our vital interests in the long term."
When those among the 20 percentile of the President's support group start changing their tune like this, you know it is only a matter of time before significant adjustments will be made.

Come November 2008, the War on Terror will be a significant campaign issue, but the war in Iraq will not. And for those not paying attention, NO, they were not one in the same!


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