Saturday, June 17, 2006

Attention American fighting people: The GOP wants you to keep going back to Iraq until your number is finally up.

The WaPo reports the Republican engineered resolution supporting the president's policies in Iraq passed 256 to 153 in the House yesterday and I feel a lot safer for it, don't you? Now, we can back to the serious issues of the day like Flag Burning.

It would have been nice if the Republicans had bothered to have a "serious discussion" about Iraq after it became clear that the mission wasn't accomplished about three years ago, but what are you going to do?

Instead they offer the American people a bogus "debate" about nothing while the chaos ramps up in Iraq. I hope the troops fighting and dying over there appreciate that the Republican party is using them and their sacrifice as a partisan battering ram for their own political advantage.

Though, it would seem maybe the people aren't buying it this time. The WaPo article points out that even after the glorious news of the death of Zarqawi a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll shows that, "Fifty-four percent of those polled said they would back a congressional candidate who favored pulling all U.S. troops out of Iraq within 12 months." How about that?

I urge House Majority Leader John A. Boehner to keep saying things like the Iraq war "is a war of necessity." The more the Republicans deny the reality of the situation and identify themselves so completly with this disaster, the better it is for the Dems, even if they can't find their asses with both hands.


Anonymous Demon Princess said...

Boffo! Great commentary!

What particularly annoys me is that the GOP doesn't apparently see the really delicious irony behind "bravely" confronting "totalitarianism" abroad whilst doing their damndest to cultivate it here at home. All in the service of "patriotism," doncha know.

5:23 PM  

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