Nancy Pelosi: The Surge Has Failed
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said twice Sunday that Iraq “is a failure,” adding that President Bush’s troop surge has “not produced the desired effect.”
“The purpose of the surge was to create a secure time for the government of Iraq to make the political change to bring reconciliation to Iraq,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “Late Edition.” “They have not done that.”
But Wolfie couldn’t help himself and mindlessly repeated BushCo’s spin.
Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked: “Are you not worried, though, that all the gains that have been achieved over the past year might be lost?”
“There haven’t been gains, Wolf,” the speaker replied. “The gains have not produced the desired effect, which is the reconciliation of Iraq. This is a failure. This is a failure."
Damn right it is.
The Democratic leadership needs to keep pounding this point over and over, because it’s the truth. The Bush/McCain surge failed. Another 1,000 dead Americans so Bush could pass the buck.
Good for Levin and Pelosi. I hope this means we won’t see any more Democrats giving Bush a standing ovation when he lies and claims it’s been a success.