House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has been busy lately contributing political spittle to the debate on Iraq and the use of measurements and milestones, but his words are catching up with him, and he's looking rather foolish these days.
CNN NEWSROOM back on January 23, 2007:
KOPPEL: How long can you and your membership give the president and give the Iraqi military, before you say, you know what, you're not doing your job?
BOEHNER: I think it will be rather clear in the next 60 to 90 days as to whether this plan is going to work. And, again, that's why we need to have close oversight, so that we just don't look up 60 or 90 days from now and realize that -- that this plan is not working. We need to know, as we -- as we're -- we move through these benchmarks, that the Iraqis are doing what they have to do.
We hit the 90-day mark on April 23, 2007 -- so what does Rep. Boehner say now?
Washington Post, May 8, 2007:
House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who has taken a hard line in Bush's favor, said Sunday, "By the time we get to September, October, members are going to want to know how well this is working, and if it isn't, what's Plan B."
Attempting to hold slimy Republicans to any milestones or goalposts is pointless. Some at least, like Rep. Boehner, appear to lack the basic human integrity to stand by their words.
What's changed in the 100 days since Boehner first said that 60-90 days would be sufficient? The situation in Iraq has grown worse, not better [1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ], so Rep. Boehner just moves the goalposts. Amazing.
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