Monday, January 15, 2007


Well, finally…

AP reports: “President Bush on Saturday challenged lawmakers skeptical of his new Iraq plan to propose their own strategy for stopping the violence in Baghdad.

“To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible,” Bush said.

Bush said lawmakers “have a right to express their views, and express them forcefully. But those who refuse to give this plan a chance to work have an obligation to offer an alternative that has a better chance for success.”

That’s both fair and reasonable. But liberals are neither.

“Before moving forward with this escalation, we owe it to these troops, to their families, and to all Americans to ask the tough questions and demand honest answers about this policy,” [Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn.] said in the Democrats’ Saturday radio address.

So, moving beyond the rhetoric of “asking tough questions”, perhaps Democrats can do something that would actually show leadership: Propose something better. Present a plan.