Then our senators and representatives can stop their partisan posturing and cheap political stunts -- like aiming to pass their fund-cutoff to the date of Bush's infamous declaration of the end of ground combat in Iraq. Then they can get down to the serious business of supporting the troops by seeing that they get medical care, counseling, employment and respect from the country they serve. The administration can more effectively help Iraq by sending diplomats, money, equipment, trainers and advisers.
Look, I know the model for modern journalism is to pretend every thing's equivalent in order to provide "balance" and convince the reporter they're objectively reporting facts but the bottom line is there's simply no way you could refer to the Senate's passing of the supplemental on the anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" moment as cheap. Especially when comparing it to that moment of high political theater itself.
Four years ago to the date the President declared the war won. Shouldn't we be bringing our troops home?