Political Amnesia Watch
We stand united in saying loud and clear that when we've got a troop in harm's way, we expect that troop to be fully funded, and [when] we've got commanders making tough decisions on the ground, we expect there to be no strings on our commanders.Not quite parallel structure there, but hey, it was English. That's President Bush's mealy-mouthed attempt to come down on Democrats for their Iraq war timetable.
It's strange, but Bush makes no mention of all those troops sent out in unarmored humvees or the soldiers who had to have body armor shipped to them from home because the military refused to provide it. He also fails to bring up the small point that he and Rumsfeld spent years refusing to send the commanders the number of troops they had requested. It's almost as if our president lives in a fantasy world...
Still, the message is clear. It's only bad if the Democrats do it. Otherwise, it's strategery.