Levin and Syria are on the same page, they both want a timetable for surrender, I mean troop withdrawal.
Rangel calls for bringing back the draft. In all the tons of campaign propaganda I got from Democrats in the lead up to the midterms there was no mention of a draft. Makes you wonder.
Last but not least AJ has an interesting post about a story of Iraqis fighting AlQaida:
While the Democrats push for America’s complete surrender to Al Qaeda in Iraq, thankfully the Iraqis themselves are stilling clawing their way to a democratic future. More indications are being seen that Al Qaeda’s brutality against Iraqis is starting to pay off - for the Coalition. Sunni’s are openly standing up against the Al Qaeda outsiders -0 and winning:
A power struggle is taking place in the Sunni triangle, with tribal leaders and coalition forces aligning against a common enemy …
While the world’s attention has been focused on Baghdad’s slide into sectarian warfare, something remarkable has been happening in Ramadi, a city of 400,000 inhabitants that al-Qaeda and its Iraqi allies have controlled since mid-2004 and would like to make the capital of their cherished Islamic caliphate.
A power struggle has erupted: al-Qaeda’s reign of terror is being challenged. Sheikh Sittar and many of his fellow tribal leaders have cast their lot with the once-reviled US military. They are persuading hundreds of their followers to sign up for the previously defunct Iraqi police. American troops are moving into a city that was, until recently, a virtual no-go area. A battle is raging for the allegiance of Ramadi’s battered and terrified citizens and the outcome could have far-reaching consequences.
I made a comment to that post that I will add here. The outlaws of the Wild West ruled the place until ordinary people stood up to them. The same could be true of Iraq.
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