Congress does not need to micromanage the war, and funding for our troops should not be delivered with strings attached.  The continuous efforts to set a surrender date undermine our military and are contradictory to the Senate’s unanimous support of General David Petraeus, who is currently executing the new strategy in. We need to give that strategy a chance to work without tying the hands of those who are carrying out that strategy.

We have military leadership on the ground in recommending against imposing timelines. We have civilian leaders who have significant military experience who testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, and every single one of those individuals, whether they were Republican or Democrat, has said imposing timelines is not the way to go. A surrender date will simply embolden the enemy.