The more serious threat to the White House would be a Democratic attempt to restrict funds for more troops. Bush aides said that current funds are enough to get started, and they are counting on the notion that it will take two months until the supplemental appropriation bill providing more war funds comes to a vote. By then, they said, extra troops will be on the ground and it will be too late for Congress to stop them. And they hope for signs of progress that would let them argue that the plan is working.
This is our foreign policy in action? Knowing that the majority of the American people don't want an escalation, and knowing that Congress is hot on its heels to prevent an escalation, Bush & Co. hope to get the troops on the ground first, so that the American people and their congressional representatives' proverbial hands will be tied?
I can only shake my head and wonder just when this country will stand up and say they are mad as hell and not going to take it any more.