Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Caught in his own Webb

Democrats thought they'd put a "tough guy" on the air tonight to respond to President Bush's State of the Union address. Newly elected Virginia Senator Jim Webb, a military man, and a novelist, tried to be cute about his plans in Iraq and ended up contradicting himself in consecutive sentences.

''Not one step back from the war against international terrorism. Not a precipitous withdrawal that ignores the possibility of further chaos,'' said Webb. ''But an immediate shift toward strong regionally based diplomacy, a policy that takes our soldiers off the streets of Iraq's cities and a formula that will in short order allow our combat forces to leave Iraq.''
In other words, a flowery way to say, "retreat."

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