Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Warner (Brothers) Resolution, Looney Tunes

Let's go right to the weasel words. And since these guys are fired up for failure, I'll piss on the words as the words go by.

Resolved, by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that –
(1) the Senate disagrees with the “plan” to augment our forces by 21,500, and urges the President instead to consider all options and alternatives for achieving the strategic goals set forth below with reduced force levels than proposed;

There are two options, win, lose. The strategic goals set forth below take no troops

(2) the primary objective of the overall U.S. strategy in Iraq should be to encourage Iraqi leaders to make political compromises that will foster reconciliation and strengthen the unity
government, ultimately leading to improvements in the security situation;

When you have them by the balls, hearts and minds will follow.

(3) the military part of this strategy should focus on maintaining the territorial integrity of Iraq, denying international terrorists a safe haven, conducting counterterrorism operations, promoting regional stability, and training and equipping Iraqi forces to take full responsibility for their own security;

Should deny? Should conduct operations? Should train and equip? Have they been paying attention?

(4) United States military operations should, as much as possible, be confined to these goals, and should charge the Iraqi military with the primary mission of combating sectarian violence;

When the finest military in the world decided the Iraqis can handle it but not until!
(5) the military Rules of Engagement for this plan should reflect this delineation of responsibilities;

Shoot to kill! Fight to win!!

(6) the United States Government should transfer to the Iraqi military, in an expeditious manner, such equipment as is necessary;

Well, duh...even a blind Senator can trip down a stairwell

(7) the Senate believes the United States should continue vigorous operations in Anbar province, specifically for the purpose of combating an insurgency, including elements associated with the Al Qaeda movement, and denying terrorists a safe haven;

Two in a row!

(8) the United States Government should engage selected nations in the Middle East to develop a regional, internationally sponsored peace-and-reconciliation process for Iraq;

We don't need no stinking peace and reconciliation processes!

(9) the Administration should provide regular updates to the Congress, produced by the Commander of United States Central Command and his subordinate commanders, about the progress or lack of progress the Iraqis are making toward this end.

Anyone who signs this resolution forfeits need to know.

(10) our overall military, diplomatic and economic strategy should not be regarded as an “open-ended” or unconditional commitment, but rather as a new strategy that hereafter should be conditioned upon the Iraqi government’s meeting benchmarks that must be specified by the Administration.

One benchmark, we will not quit the fight until we win!

I've left out all the Whereas..., Whereas..., and Whereas... It is Latin for whining, sniveling and handwringing. Senate pukes!

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