This time, it’s being reported in this piece of syndicated commentary by William Lind.
You can almost hear [the House Democrats’] glee as they offer the anti-war voters who gave them their majority one of Washington`s oldest dodges, ‘requirements’ the Executive Branch can waive if it wants to.
The kabuki script currently goes like this. Congressional Democrats huff and puff about ending the war; the White House and Congressional Republicans accuse them of ‘not supporting the troops;’ and the Democrats pretend to be stopped cold, plaintively crying that ‘Well, we all agree we have to support the troops, don’t we?’
‘Supporting the troops’ is just another dodge. The only way to support the troops when a war is lost is to end the war and bring them home.
I guess “theater” doesn’t sound exotic enough to suit a Beltway hack.