Ed Driscoll

Bipartisan Iraqi Kabuki

Interesting Kausian Kabuki concepts:

Here’s a question: If it’s

a) in the Congressional Democrats’ interest to try but fail to use their funding power force a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq (it shows the antiwar left Pelosi is trying without giving Dems responsibility for a messy Iraq outcome),

and it’s

b) in the Bush administration’s interest to have Congressional Dems’ try but fail to use their funding power to force a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq (it lets Bush continue the “surge” while giving him the threat of a Dem-forced pullout with which to pressure the Maliki government),

then

c) isn’t it true that what probably will happen is that the Congressional Dems try but fail to use their funding power to force a U.S. withdrawl from Iraq?

Tough to argue with that formulation, and if it’s correct, it’s amazing how incredibly cynical the whole affair is.