Among the “pro-surge” Republican there were plenty of silly comments, but the worst analogy has to go to Missouri Republican Todd Akin who compared the war in Iraq to the battle of the Alamo.
Picture Davy Crockett at the Alamo. He has his back to the wall. Santa Ana has got thousands of troops. So he gets his BlackBerry out. He checks with Congress. Congress says, ‘Hey, Davy, we really support you but we’re not going to send you any troops.’ That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”
I am not real sure who Davy Crockett is in this analogy. I suppose Bush? In any event, it demonstrates the nuanced understanding of the whole complicated mess in Irah demonstrated by the surge supporters.