Friday, December 08, 2006

Democrats Cave on Gates Nomination

Though the Democrats won the Nov. 7 elections largely because of public anger over the Iraq War, President George W. Bush has prevailed in the first post-election showdown over Iraq.

He got the Senate Armed Services Committee to unanimously approve his new choice of Robert M. Gates as Defense Secretary, with Democrats failing to nail Gates down on any substantive point about war strategy.

In effect, Bush has bought himself at least several months to continue his "stay-until-victory" plan, even as more American soldiers and Iraqis die.

For the full story of the Democrats' obsession with "bipartisanship" -- no matter what the cost -- go to

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