The Speaker’s words:” The president knows that because the troops are in harm’s way, that we won’t cut off the resources. That’s why he’s moving so quickly to put them in harm’s way,” Pelosi said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
When asked whether she thought the president manipulated the deployments to avoid congressional action, Pelosi said she hoped he did not but thought “he could have told us about it sooner. … We found out about it as the troops were going in.”
My thoughts: In December, it was urgently reported that the President would reveal his new Iraq strategy before the end of the year. It was suspected that there would be increased troops sent to Iraq in the near future – then, the “reveal” date changed to January, and so there were a couple of more weeks to speculate. Everyone knew!
I think that no matter how you feel about the troop-increase, Speaker Pelosi’s assertions: “…moving quickly to put them in harm’s way…” is outrageous (no matter who the U.S. President may be) and “…he could have told us about it sooner…” is without validity.