After months (Ok, years) of having no core, nor position, no backbone, they have finally chosen the position of ....

Retreat

"WASHINGTON -- After months of trying unsuccessfully to develop a common message on the war in Iraq, Democratic Party leaders are beginning to coalesce around a broad plan to begin a quick withdrawal of US troops and install them elsewhere in the region, where they could respond to emergencies in Iraq and help fight terrorism in other countries.

The concept, dubbed ''strategic redeployment," is outlined in a slim, nine-page report coauthored by a former Reagan administration assistant Defense secretary, Lawrence J. Korb, in the fall. It sets a goal of a phased troop withdrawal that would take nearly all US troops out of Iraq by the end of 2007, although many Democrats disagree on whether troop draw-downs should be tied to a timeline.

Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee chairman, has endorsed Korb's paper and begun mentioning it in meetings with local Democratic groups. In addition, the study's concepts have been touted by the senator assigned to bring Democrats together on Iraq -- Jack Reed of Rhode Island -- and the report has been circulated among all senators by Senator Dianne Feinstein, an influential moderate Democrat from California.

The party remains divided on some points, including how much detail to include in a party-produced document, fearful of giving too much fodder for attacks by Republicans.

But in its broad outlines, many leading Democrats say the Korb plan represents an answer to Republicans' oft-repeated charge that Democrats aren't offering a way forward on Iraq -- and to do so in a way that is neither defeatist nor blindly loyal to the president.

''We're not going to cut and run -- that's just Republican propaganda," Dean said in a speech Feb. 10 in Boston. ''But we are going to redeploy our troops so they don't have targets on their backs, and they're not breaking down doors and putting themselves in the line of fire all the time. . . . It's a sensible plan. It's a thoughtful plan. I think Democrats can coalesce around it."


No, it's "cut and run". It's the same lame idea that spaghetti bending Murtha came up with.

"Targets on their backs",... Indeed.

Since when did Americans need a target on their backs? Did the 3000 on September 11th need targets to become victims? American's don't need targets on their backs. No more than a child needs a target on his or her back to be selected by a child molester. The only way to kill a monster - and that's what radical islam is - is to defeat it sword to sword - toe to toe - until the last one of them is captured, killed or flat out annihilated.

Fact is that Democrats are still without core or backbone. Two scared of their base to be hawkish - yet too scared of the "moonbat" label to get jiggy with Cindy Sheehan. This is nothing new. Just another manifestation of their 'inner weasel".

More and a h/t to AJ Strata.




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