Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Who won in 2006? 2008?

"Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday that the size of the Army will be increased temporarily by 22,000 soldiers to help meet the needs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other missions around the world. This is the second time since 2007 that the military has determined it doesn't have a large enough force. Gates had already increased the size of the Army and Marine Corps shortly after taking the Pentagon job."


"A roadside bomb killed four American troops in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, driving the July death toll for U.S. forces to the highest monthly level of the war. The latest deaths brought to at least 30 the number of American service members who have died in Afghanistan this month — two more than the figure for all of June 2008, which had been the deadliest month for the U.S. since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion drove the Taliban from power."


Who won in 2006 and 2008? Pelosi and Obama? Or, Hastert and Bush? Obama is pursuing, and Congress is funding, those Bush military policies which everyone admits were failures.

The Democrats won two elections in a row by opposing an unpopular war and rampant military spending. Why have Democrats reversed those positions now that they're in office?

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