As Eleanor Clift points out, the GOP has pulled out and dusted off a typical GOP strategem, a tired tactic that has, nevertheless, worked miracles for them in the past. Bush, says Clift, will keep just enough troops in Iraq "...to provide a surface illusion of progress." Bush will leave it to the Democrats to pull out and cut off support for whatever regime is in place. It will not matter to the GOP that it will fall because it will never have been legitimate. The GOP will blame "weak-kneed, weak on defense" Democrats for the inevitable fall of an illegitimate puppet regime.How dare the US Senate condemn the Moveon.org for stating an opinion to which its members have a right. It's called freedom of speech. Moveon has a right to be wrong --but they also have a right to be right and they most certainly are on this issue. It is the US Senate --Democrats included --who are wrong and dead wrong. The Democratic betrayal on this issue is the unkindest cut!
Everyone voting for this un-American resolution should resign along with the war criminal that dares to occupy the Oval Office. He is the very worst "President" in American history and not worthy of the title. How dare the general enter the halls of Congress for the purpose of supporting Bush's commission of a war crime!!
How dare the Senate impugn the wishes of a grass roots organization which, at least, listens to its constituency --something the US Senate should try for a change.
What the US Senate ought to learn is that freedom of speech is not granted by government. We have it! Governments serve at our pleasure. At the moment some 80 percent of us are sorely pissed!
Governments are legitimate only to the extent that they recognize our freedom. Instead of passing this stupid, un-American resolution, the Congress should have taken a strong stand against the usurper on PA avenue!
Our elected leaders have but one job --and they consistently blow it. That job is the preservation of our freedoms, our Constitutional rights. Our elected leaders consistently behave as if we are a subject people who should kowtow to them and put up with their rest room antics, their stupidity, their utter failure to represent the needs of this nation. The Democrats in Congress should have filibustered his war and every spending bill that enables it. Our "elected" leaders have failed us. They have kowtowed and kissed up to a would be dictator at every step of the way.
This Congress sucks! The bankrupt government of the US sucks! The Washington Bureaucracy is a fraud! The Military/Industrial Complex is a scam! The lobbyists who bought and paid for our government are fascist traitors.
This Congress has enabled Bush's every crime, his every lie, his every fraud.
If the Congress, indeed, this government, will not serve the people, if they will not do their ONLY Constitutional duty, then its time for them to go. Every Senator voting for this un-American resolution should resign.
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a measure condemning MoveOn.org for a newspaper ad it ran last week attacking Gen. David Petraeus. The move came as President Bush accused Democrats of cowering to the liberal political action group.It is correctly pointed out that Congress has proven itself impotent to pass a resolution condemning our ongoing and heinous war crime in Iraq but had no problem attacking the very freedoms that we are supposed to be defending.
The measure passed in a 72-25 vote, with none of the Democratic presidential candidates supporting it. Sponsored by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, never one to shy away from forcing Democrats to go on record on politically sticky issues, the amendment to the defense authorization bill did win the backing of 23 Democrats.
General Petraeus is not above the vicissitudes of public opinion. His is a public job whether he likes it or not. It was Harry Truman who said, "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the Kitchen!" Those would betrayus, those will not tell the truth for political reasons should consider finding another line of work. I suggest he and the members of Congress --Democrats included --who voted for this cowardly cop out hit the road. So long and don't let the door hit you in your sorry asses on your way out.
There was a war man named Petraeus
Whose named rhymed well with Betrayus
When he lied to the people
He fell off the steeple
Of esteem reserved by some for ol' Zeus
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