The Dems still don't get it:
Kerry follows Leahy's suit
Here is the Kerry Plan,
To undermine the insurgency, we must instead simultaneously pursue both a political settlement and the withdrawal of American combat forces linked to specific, responsible benchmarks. At the first benchmark, the completion of the December elections, we can start the process of reducing our forces by withdrawing 20,000 troops over the course of the holidays.
The Administration must immediately give Congress and the American people a detailed plan for the transfer of military and police responsibilities on a sector by sector basis to Iraqis so the majority of our combat forces can be withdrawn.
Yep, same claptrap, same Senator, different wars.
These guys just don't seem to be understanding the real lessons of the Vietnam War. Why should the enemy, whether they are the Viet Cong or the Iraqi insurgency, cave in to our military if we are telling 'em,
"Surrender, or we will leave. Oh wait. Surrender! We're leaving now!"
And Kerry's notion of a political solution ignores reality,
We Need A Political Solution:
Our strategy must achieve a political solution that deprives the Sunni-dominated insurgency of support by giving the Sunnis a stake in the future of their country. The Constitution, opposed by more than two thirds of Sunnis, has postponed and even exacerbated the fundamental crisis of Iraq.
Um, has Kerry read the papers today? Three Sunni parties, who have finally realized the failure of their collective "no participation" policy, have joined together to form a Sunni coalition in the face of the upcoming December 15 elections.
Isn't that an adequate political solution that will deprive the Sunni-dominated insurgency of support? And hasn't that been America's goal all along?
So what points are Leahy and Kerry not getting?