Why do we let the GOP pretend that the timetable that needs to be set for an orderly and sensible departure from Iraq will be public and advertised to everyone?
A timetable quietly shared with the Iraq "unity" government is the best way for the US to force action from this government. The timetable is the smartest way to determine key metrics such as Iraq troop strength (troops that can stand up without US backup) and Iraq troops successfully trained.
This idea that a timetable broadcasts our actions to the terrorists is very clearly a strawman that needs to be knocked down immediately. Its easy because it shows the spurious methods the GOP uses to show their inept prosecution of the war.
How can we get Dems to argue sensibly instead of watching them react to Rove's soundbites....?