Mona Charen gives us some of that good, principled, serious conservative national security policy analysis: “The President also plans to ask for a larger army – a little late and so necessary! It will be interesting to see how the Democrats in Congress handle that one. All that talk of supporting the troops. . .”
For better or for worse, expanding the end strength of the Army has been a longstanding Democratic Party policy proposal. It was, for example, part of John Kerry platform. Did Charen or anyone else at NRO ever suggest that George W. Bush’s longstanding opposition to this idea impugned his patriotism or level of support for our troops?