Back in August, Democratic challenger Darcy Burner concluded her unprecedented $123,000 netroots fundraiser with an innovative, Internet town hall meeting on Iraq. Hundreds of concerned citizens from around the nation tuned in to the live stream that afternoon, to hear Burner announce her intention to work with military experts to develop a coherent plan for both pulling out of Iraq, and reconstructing that shattered nation in the absence of our armed forces. On Monday, March 17, Burner will present the fruits of her labor to the Take Back America conference in Washington D.C., along with an impressive group of military experts and fellow challengers.
Joining Burner at the unveiling of the Iraq strategy document will be Chellie Pingree (ME-1), Donna Edwards (MD-4), Jared Polis (CO-2), and Tom Perriello (VA-5). Eric Massa (NY-29), Larry Byrnes (FL-14) and George Fearing (WA-4) have also signed on to the plan, with many more to challengers come. It is an impressive and ambitious plan that calls for the sort of diplomatic and economic surge that the Bush administration has ignored for all too long. It is anything but “cut and run.”
One of the criticisms routinely launched at Burner is that she lacks the experience and accomplishments to recommend her to Congress… as if a prior legislative career was ever a prerequisite for higher office. But if this is the type of energy and leadership Burner displays as a mere candidate — bringing together retired generals and other military experts along with congressional challengers from across the nation on such a difficult and divisive issue — just imagine what we can expect from Burner as the congresswoman from Washington’s Eight District.
Daddy Love spews:
No one does meetings like Micrsoft. It always surprises people on the outside when they get a glimpse at how such people operate. It’s a company full of really driven, really intelligent, really creative people, many of whom would be excellent candidates for political office.
A plan to win the war.
The operative word here is “plan.” That one word is the reason why Republcians have failed to govern and why the 8th CD will become Blue this year.
Despite what Piper Scott thinks about the “centrist Democrats” on the Eastside.
Bushco had NO plan. They sent in fools (Bremer) and cronies (republican operatives to enhance the “free market economy”) and ended up with a major terrorist threat in a place where terrorism didn’t exist before.
Gee- if you outlaw all Baathist from the army and almost all of the army is Baathist – what will happen to the army?
Now we are spending over 13 billion/month fixing their pathetic mistakes, stretching our military to the breaking point (and Fallon resigned over this) and killing our economy doing nation-building after we wrecked the nation.
Heck – we can’t even stop the rampant corruption or turn on the electricity full time in Iraq – but the “surge” is working. What crap! Even Patreus acknowledges that the surge will fail over time because the political will for solutions is not there in Iraq.
Mr. Cynical spews:
Gimmee a Break–
I’d love to know what baseline information Darcy is relying on to develop the “Burner Plan” and how she acquired the information.
The Plan must be based on the most current intelligence info, right?
So c’mon Darcy….show us all the information you relied upon for your plan and where you acquired that info.
Otherwise, one could safely conclude that you merely pulled the Plan outta yer ass….like most of your “plans”.
mr cynical.if she pulls that plan out her ass its going to be one hell of a big plan.if you told darcy to haul ass she would have to make 10 trips.
BushCo didn’t have a plan. They had a wet dream. Remember Rummy’s blather about how the Iraqi children would be throwing flowers at our soldiers’ feet?
Fallon resigned in frustration over his inability to persuade this bag of hammers that trying the same thing in Iran is Not A Good Idea.
In other forums, there’s been some debate over whether the trigger was about to be pulled on Tehran. Those who didn’t think this was likely have been arguing that there’s been only one US carrier group in the area.
The Abraham Lincoln left yesterday for the Persian Gulf.
“Surrender and socialism”? Beats the shit out of incompetence and failure.
The Plan will be released on Monday, and you’ll have plenty of time to evaluate it for yourself. And FYI, among the presenters are Major. General Paul Eaton, Brigadier General John Johns, and Navy Captain Larry Seaquist, former commander of the U.S.S Iowa.
But then, I’m guessing you have more military expertise than they do, huh? (Or rather, as with most BIAW folks, militia experience.)
goldy @8 yawn!
*NEWSFLASH* Ditzy Darcy Burner to announce her plan to become assistant manager at Capitol Hill Jack-in-the-Box; details at eleven….
Jane Balough's Dog spews:
Just as long as she stays away from the onions. We all know she is predisposed to crying. hehehehe
Jane Balough's Dog spews:
I can’t wait till she loses again. I love the tearful concession speeches. hahahhahahha
The Blatantly Obvious spews:
It’s going to be glorious when Darcy wins!
I just love the sound of the whining and moaning from the trolls!
@13 The Blatantly Ignorant:
I agree. She has announced she will unveil the new and improved super-sized number 9 (with or without bacon) on the everyday lunch menu. Quite possibly may be the fast-food introduction of the 21st century! Hold on folks, we’re in for a ride! Someone call A.P.!
Wake up. I will support to the best of my ability and resources ANYONE who will at least try to end this insane war.
At least, Burner and company are smart enough to realize that there are a lot like me out there.
PS, take Clinton’s bs about ending the war, write it on tar paper and shove it up your ass. I remember Nixon and his secret plan to end the war in 68.