General Hoffa, Reporting For Duty!
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The RS Insider hears that House Democratic Leaders turned down a chance to meet with General Petraeus this morning – and considering how they were busy rolling out their plan to undercut him today, that’s understandable.
But it’s interesting to see who they have been meeting with as they formulated their antiwar plan. Top Generals? Academic experts?
But any dilution of Murtha's original proposal is likely to infuriate the antiwar wing of the party, which wants dramatic action now. After a conference call yesterday, antiwar and labor groups all but gave up on Murtha's approach, concluding they could only support a war-funding "supplemental" bill if it contains a deadline for withdrawing troops.
The RS Insider understands why Democrats might not want to face General Petraeus, but we must admit surprise that Democrats Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi are openly inviting Labor Unions and Moveon.org to direct the Democratic Party’s military strategy.