Many Democrats have anticipated that, at best, Petraeus and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker would present a mixed analysis of the success of the current troop surge strategy, given continued violence in Baghdad. But of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive. Clyburn said that would be "a real big problem for us."Update: Good news so hard to bear, Rep Boyda had to leave the Armed Services hearing until it was over.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
James Clyburn in today's WaPo on the Democrat's need for failure in Iraq
What a shameful position Democrat's find themselves in now. That an American victory paid with Americans blood and lives would become a big problem for them. Read today's WaPo: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War