Tom Harkin leads the pack

by Steve, March 6th, 2006

As the first Senator to call the situation in Iraq a civil war, could Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin be at the fore of a new attitude among the dems going into the mid-term elections? From the Des Moines Register:

“I’m firmly convinced now, after all this time, that it really is a civil war,” Harkin said.

The senator, an opponent of the war, said the only solution to the surge of sectarian violence is to begin withdrawing U.S. forces.

“You keep hoping for the best,” Harkin said. “And then after a while you say, wait a minute, this isn’t working. This isn’t working.”

The White House responded with their stock answer: “We would undermine the morale of our troops by betraying the cause for which they have sacrificed….To retreat before victory would be an act of recklessness.”

Right… to honor those who have died (for a lie), we should make sure more die (so that we don’t hurt troop morale). Do they really believe there are soldiers on the ground in Iraq who wouldn’t rather be home with their families?