Some other highlights:
Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said that consensus should not be a prime objective. “I’d rather be divided as a nation and win, than united and lose,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”Good luck with that, Sparky. Maybe you and McCain can co-sponsor a bill to reinstate the draft.
He called for “more troops, not less.”
Yet, some Democrats insisted that no overarching resolution was possible without political progress. “You need a political solution,” said Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee. He said he was not sure that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq was “the guy that can carry the sleigh.”What the hell is that supposed to mean? Is he saying we need to put Santa Claus in charge? Or Rudolph? Is Iraq now part of the Global War On Christmas, too?