It doesn’t make a lot of sense to do a “roundup” of the Sunday Morning talk shows — since they’re all but over. But, this morning, as I haven’t done in a while, I’ve managed to cram in two of the three major news shows, as well as CBS Sunday Morning, which had a piece on Texas Independent Candidate for Governor, Kinky Friedman.
Russ Feingold and Trent Lott were on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning, as NBC White House Chief Correspondent, David Gregory, filled in for Tim Russert. Feingold proposed his plan to set a ‘goal’ of December 31, 2004 for US troop withdrawl from Iraq. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) was on after Senator Feingold, who said he disagreed–and believed that a deadline would tell insurgents to “wait it out”, and then come back twice as hard.
You know what, Trent? I disagree. We have no right to be in Iraq–yeah, we have the right, and the responsibility of paying to rebuild Iraq, but it’s time to train the Iraqi troops to defend their own country. Sure the insurgents are ticked at the new Iraqi government, but I think we all believe that their grudge is with us. Regardless, it’s time to come home.
What “great cause” are we fighting for? We went in because we were told Iraq posed a threat to the United States and our allies abroad. We all know by know (although I’m not sure they’re aware in the South) that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. Now, it’s hit the blogosphere that we could see the US using Nukes by the end of this Administration.
Bottom line: We need a timetable. I stand with Russ Feingold.