Washington, DC (Ucs News) In a surprise move, House Democrats voted to send 150,000 more troops into Iraq. House speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated “George W. Bush is a coward and he is afraid to take the tough measures required to finish the war he started.” Pelosi went on to suggest a draft would be called to raise the required troops for deployment in Iraq.
Senate Democrats also lashed out at the President. Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) called the Presidents’ 21,000 troops “barely a half measure.” In Reid’s min, the Presidents’ troop request is designed to carry the war to the end of Bush’s term. According to Reid “we can’t let George W. Bush kick the can down the road for 2 more years. We have to end this.”
While the President is thinking ahead to a retirement in Crawford, Reid and his fellow Democrats plan to finish the Iraq campaign in the next 9 months. Reid and Pelosi plan to have Bagdad calmed and US troops home in time to vote Democratic in the 2008 Presidential elections.
With Republicans staggering in the polls, a Democratic Presidential win in 2008 is almost assured. In preparation for the victory, Democrats are pushing to wrap up the war before they take over the White House in 2008. According to Democratic strategists, winning the war should be a top priority for the newly elected Democratic majority.
Looking ahead, Democrats do not want their President elect saddled with cleaning up George W. Bush’s mess in Iraq. According to Pelosi, the voters of America have spoken “They want this war over and they think Democrats are the ones to finish it.”