A Washington Post Editorial lets Pelosi have it:
Tuesday, March 13, 2007; Page A16
The Pelosi Plan for Iraq----"It makes perfect sense, if the goal is winning votes in the United States."
"It makes perfect sense, if the goal is winning votes in the United States. The restrictions on Iraq war funding drawn up by the House Democratic leadership are exquisitely tailored to bring together the party's leftist and centrist wings. For the Out of Iraq Caucus, which demands that Congress force a withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end of this year, there is language that appears to deliver that mandate, albeit indirectly. For those who prefer a more moderate course, there is another withdrawal deadline, in August 2008. Either way, almost all American troops would be out of Iraq by the time the next election campaign begins in earnest."
"In short, the Democratic proposal to be taken up this week is an attempt to impose detailed management on a war without regard for the war itself. Will Iraq collapse into unrestrained civil conflict with "massive civilian casualties," as the U.S. intelligence community predicts in the event of a rapid withdrawal? Will al-Qaeda establish a powerful new base for launching attacks on the United States and its allies? Will there be a regional war that sucks in Iraqi neighbors such as Saudi Arabia or Turkey? The House legislation is indifferent: Whether or not any of those events happened, U.S. forces would be gone."
OF COURSE, WE CAN ALL UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS SO CONFUSING TO THE DEMS:
"HOW CAN YOU INFORCE SOMETHING YOU CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN?"