- Jan 17, 2008
The Left finally pushed until Bush budged? What do you mean by that?
Many on the Left demanded that we leave Iraq before there was any "surge" or any "awakening." That is not really pushing for anything.
It was never the plan of the Bush admin to stay in Iraq forever, and after the Awakening and the Surge, the situation became one that it was even possible to think about pulling back, which is what occurred.
I mean that without the left pushing very hard to get out of Iraq, and such...Bush would not have been nearly so eager to try to get troops out.
And it was the left who was talking about the insurgancy while it seemed Bush Co. seemed to think the war was over....Of course myself I was always far more worried about the insurgancy then the war....and was very unhappy with the lack of planning for it in the first part of the war...I did support the surge , back before even republicans where backing McCain on it ( I cant say before McCain as not sure when he started,,,but it fell in line with my thoughts of heavy hand and security first, then fall back,