As we await the President's speech tonight, a thought on this week's congressional testimony by General David Petraeus, U.S. Commander in Iraq.
When the Democrats on Capitol Hill pose and posture on Iraq, when they beat up on Petraeus, when they ask him questions and then proceed to answer them themselves, when they do all of this, they are doing only one thing:
They are all avoiding responsibility for any of it. To wit:
Hillary Clinton's tap dance about Petraeus being a puppet for an administration with a "failed policy."
Barack Obama's tap dance that the Iraq hearings shouldn't have been held on September 11th.
Chris Dodd's tap dance that the General was engaged in delusional "happy talk."
Joe Biden's tap dance that Petraeus wasn't telling the truth.
Here is what each and every one of these sanctimonious boobs should be asked. Senator Clinton/Obama/Biden/Dodd: Are you, or are you not, willing to accept the consequences of a U.S. pullout?
That's what you say you want. OK. Are you prepared to accept responsibility for what comes next? The General is telling you that a premature U.S. withdrawal will lead to an epic slaughter. What are you going to do about that? If that comes to pass because of YOUR policy, are you willing to take responsibility for it?
You have spent years bashing the president for not having a post-war plan. What is your post-WITHDRAWAL plan?
What do you do when the troops come home and there is catastrophe? Are you willing to bear that responsibility?
Yes or no? It's a simple question. Is it not?