But what was shameful is that the GOP, the party of the President, would not defend the policy that the President is implementing, and which has led to such dire results. At no time did they offer a concise explanation of what the situation was in Iraq, and how their policy was going to affect that situation, and why that policy was better than any alternatives.
Instead, they hid behind the troops, the people that they have placed in harm's way, for reasons that they will no longer declare or defend. The troops will be discouraged, they say, if we evaluate the policies for which they are facing fire. What could be more discouraging than to be asked to risk great danger for policies that your leaders no longer sincerely believe in themselves.?