But let's have a look at the republican "plan" to politicize the issue regarding "supporting" our troops. Really, when they trumpet their accusations and point the wagging finger of blame at the Dems, perhaps the finger aught be turned about and pointed inward.
As to politicizing the issue, one would get the sense that playing politics was something to be avoided. But nay, Helen Thomas get's this admission and confession from Tony Snow's replacement, Dana Perino:
Q How does the President feel about his Republicans on the Hill tossing the ball back to him and letting him hold the bag, basically, on a veto on pullout, which is against the will of the American people?So, who is really playing politics with our troops in harms way? You be the judge.
MS. PERINO: Yes, I read reporting this morning that indicated that somehow the Senate Republicans were defying the President. Actually, that's not the case. In fact, last week, when the President met with the Senate Republican leadership, they talked about needing to go ahead and get this vote over with, and get the bill to the President's desk so he could veto it, so that they could go on and get to the business of presenting the President a clean bill.
Q So it was a plan, really?
MS. PERINO: Yes, and if you look at the President's remarks on Friday, he indicated that.
Q Doesn't this go against the will of the American people who want to pull out?