Democrats Seek To Surrender Their War Vote

I believe it was Joe Biden (Defeatocrat-De) who said that there was going to be amendment after amendment, bill after bill, regarding Iraq. Well, the Defeatocrats have already tried a few, now they are going to try another

Senate Democratic leaders intend to unveil a plan next week to repeal the 2002 resolution authorizing the war in Iraq in favor of narrower authority that restricts the military's role and begins withdrawals of combat troops.

House Democrats have pulled back from efforts to link additional funding for the war to strict troop-readiness standards after the proposal came under withering fire from Republicans and from their party's own moderates. That strategy was championed by Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) and endorsed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

First, this was not exactly surprising. The Dems are going to try everything they can to force the pullout in Iraq, while still blaming Bush if it happens. Second, given time, the hard left folks, like Murtha, Pelosi, etc, will continue to attempt to insert defunding legislation into other legislation. It is all very disengenuous. They should put their money where their mouths are, and just go all the way, as the Nutroots wants. See how far that will get them with the American People. But, you know it is all about politics

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) pointed out that Democrats still have public opinion strongly on their side and that a vote on any plan would place Republicans in more jeopardy than Democrats. A new, more restrictive authorization for the war also is gaining serious consideration in the House, Emanuel noted.

Several Democratic aides say the Iraq funding bill, due for a vote the week of March 12, may contain some of Murtha's demands for more training and better equipment for combat troops. But the proposals that set the toughest requirements are likely to drop out, such as a demand that troops be trained on and deployed with the combat equipment they will use in Iraq.

Democrats are more worried about public opinion then doing the right thing. The right thing would be to just back the president, get the mission done, and get the troops out, leaving with a stable, democratic Iraq. All the complaints and opposition has simply emboldened the enemy, as well as giving notice that all they have to do is wait it out. Dems are more then welcome to their free speech, but, they need to understand that there are consequences, and a responsibility to the American People. Ever wonder why it is illegal to yell "fire" in a crowded movie house when there isn't one?

And, you can see that the Defeatocrats will continue trying their defunding schemes. It's like Saved By The Bell: always some slick scheme. Of course, this one involves American lives, American prestige, and American security.

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Surprising that there aren't a lot more, including on the Left.

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3 Responses to “Democrats Seek To Surrender Their War Vote”

  1. Raven says:

    Thanks for the link Teach!!

  2. Rightmom says:

    It was Chuckie the ass Schumer who said they would send bill after bill amendment after amendment like it used to be in Vietnam, he was really pissed they did not get those 60 votes to vote.

  3. Welcome, Raven!

    Thanks for the 411, Rightmom. Was hard to remember, they all sound alike 🙂

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