It’s interesting as it’s exactly the opposite of what the “moderates” want.
Schumer’s out there saying that Patreus is a Bush shill and shouldn’t be believed as he’s a mouthpiece for the White House. A mouthpiece, as it turns out, who has an excellent counterinsurgency strategy that seems to be working.
Considering the “moderates” who were watching the Republican debate last night scored through the roof whenever a candidate mentioned “winning in Iraq”, I think it’s clear what the majority of Americans want– a victory in Iraq.
So with Harry Reid declaring defeat and Pelosi urging a pullout of troops to leave the Iraqis to fend for themselves, it’s no wonder the approval ratings for Congress are in the crapper.
It’s clear– America wants to win in Iraq. They were upset in 2006 because the White House was bungling in Iraq. If the GOP wants to win in ’08, they need to hammer the idea home that the Democrats aren’t interested in victory in Iraq. And you’ll see the GOP retake the House.