Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cornyn Joins McCain, Calls for Sending More U.S. Troops to Iraq

This morning on Fox News, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was asked what he thought of Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) idea to raise the number of troops in Iraq. (McCain has said he’d like to have “another 20,000 troops in Iraq.”) “I think Senator McCain is on to something,” Cornyn said, adding that an “overwhelming” show of force “could restore some basic semblance of order” to Iraq.

Increasing troop levels is a bad idea. First, we do not have the troops to send. Any attempt to send more troops to Iraq would, “at the moment, threaten to break our nation’s all-volunteer Army and undermine our national security.” Second, a greater U.S. troops presence “risks further stoking the flames of the insurgency by feeding perceptions of long-term U.S. occupation among many Iraqis.”

Notably, the McCain-Lieberman-Cornyn position has virtually no public support: only 8 percent of Americans support sending more troops to Iraq.

LSB: Why does Cornyn even bother to open his mouth? He wouldn’t know a cogent argument if it bit him on the ass – nor could be locate one even if it were put in a paper bag and he was given a flashlight and used both hands to look for it. He and Kay Bailey – why do Texas voters elect these mental midgets? (No offense to the midget reading this blog.)

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