Sunday, November 20, 2005
Cut and Run For Re-election
With all the debate the last couple of days about whether or not we should pull our troops out of Iraq - one thing seems perfectly clear. We will begin a withdrawal in early 2006.
Congressman Jack Murtha's resolution to re-deploy our troops in the region angered the attack dogs on the right. Rather than debate the issue in a responsible way, Republican Duncan Hunter and his minions decided to offer their own resolution calling for immediate withdrawal. The debate that ensued was a spectacle to see, Murtha stating facts - drawing on his 30 years of military experience, then reading heart-felt letters from soldiers and their families. He was followed by every republican in the house who has ever had anything to do with military service - shouting "stay the course"- "we don't cut and run"- "this just hurts our troops" and the remarks from the "gentlewoman" from Ohio (see seenos post below).
No you idiots .......I think what hurts our troops is being blown to bits by car bombs!
Anyway, it went back and forth for hours, all about a resolution that Hunter wanted everyone to vote no on. What a colossal waste if time. Do they really think that we don't see what is going on. There is now a spotlight on everything they do, and the only things that distracts from it are the other massive scandals running rampant through this administration.
What this really is all about is that the republicans want all the credit when we finally do "Cut and Run". Which will begin in early 2006 to be completed right before the mid-term elections. That is the course we are staying and the real cowards are the House members up for re-election who are more worried about their campaigns than the troops who have already sacrificed enough.
The only way to support the troops is to get them out of harms way as soon as possible.
photo by left-over