Deadlines = Surrender

Someone in favor of withdrawing from Iraw has admitted the obvious: setting a deadline is tantamount to surrender:

Some activists had privately feared that Democratic leaders were losing their resolve to stage a protracted fight with the White House over wartime funding. Pelosi had announced earlier that the House would not leave for the Memorial Day recess without a new funding bill, a signal to some of a looming defeat.

“When they put out that deadline, people realized that we were going to lose,” said an aide to an anti-war lawmaker. “Everything after that seemed like posturing.”

They get it when it deals with legislative battles; why can’t they be as incisive when it deals with our national interests?

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