GOP Stands With Bush On Iraq: Pelosi Surprised
. . . [S]he had underestimated the willingness of Republicans to stand behind President Bush’s Iraq policy despite the drubbing the GOP took in the polls in 2006. "The assumption I made was that the Republicans would soon see the light," she said. Instead, the minority stuck to the president’s war policy in the face of unrelenting pressure from congressional Democrats and powerful lobbying campaigns by anti-war groups. "That was a revelation to me, because I felt the American peoples' voices were so strong and still are in this regard that I hoped that with some compromise and reaching out there might be some change in direction," Pelosi said. "But they are sticking with the president on this."
No kidding. Who would have predicted that?. But do not feel bad Madame Speaker, you had good company waiting for the Godot Republicans. Frank Rich, liberal bloggers and the much vaunted Move On. None of us has much to be proud about in all this. The question is have we learned our lesson? Are Dems in Congress ready to not fund the Iraq Debacle? I hope so. Then again, perhaps I am as naive about the Democrats as Speaker Pelosi has been about the Republicans.
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