Senate Democrats Wimp Out on Iraq
I should have known that it was too good to last. Just when we saw Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid team up with Senator Russ Feingold to sponsor legislation that would demand a withdrawal from Iraq and set a deadline past which funds for continued fighting in Iraq would not be provided (though money for troops’ other needs and for withdrawal would be provided), the deal has been undermined by other Democrats in the Senate.
Barack Obama attacked the antiwar legislation early, saying that the Senate Democrats would not stand up to George W. Bush on the Iraq War, and would give Bush the money for the war as requested. Roll over like a nice lap dog for President Bush, Mr. Obama, because your status as an antiwar candidate for President has gone to the dogs.
Then, Carl Levin kicked the antiwar proposal in the balls by saying that he thought it would be a good idea to go on giving billions upon billions upon billions of dollars in funding to continue the war in Iraq without any end in sight, just so long as President Bush gave his say-so that things in Iraq are getting better… you know, like Bush said last year, and the year before that, and the year before that. What makes Senator Levin think that approach will work, when it has failed so many times before? Levin said, “…we can keep the benchmarks part of the bill without saying that the troops must begin to come back… what we will leave will be benchmarks, for instance, which would require the president to certify to the American people if the Iraqis are meeting the benchmarks for political settlement.”
Senator Charles Schumer, who helped George W. Bush out four years ago by voting in favor of starting the Iraq War, has announced that he will help Bush prolong the Iraq War now. Senator Schumer says that he will support President Bush’s plan to continue the war in Iraq, and just make a few suggestions for minor adjustments. Schumer says he wants the Iraq War to go on for longer, and just wants Bush to tweak his strategy for fighting the war there.
Senator Russ Feingold did the right thing when he proposed legislation to end the Iraq War. Feingold’s effort to end the Iraq War has now been betrayed by wimpy pro-war Democratic Senators.
Charles Schumer is a Democratic pro-war wimp who is afraid to stand up to George W. Bush.
Remember what the Democrats told you in 2006? They said that you had to vote for creepy candidates like pro-lifer Bob Casey and habeas-corpus-hating Michael Arcuri because the important thing was to get Democratic control of Congress. They said that once the Democrats gained control of Congress, they would end the Iraq War, and that would be worth electing a some nasty right wing Democratic candidates.
We can see plainly now that the Democratic Party was lying to us. There are a few good Democrats in Congress who are genuinely trying to end the Iraq War, but they are in the minority. The majority of Democrats in the U.S. Congress are not doing anything to end the war in Iraq. They just used anti-war activists to get elected and then betrayed us.
That includes Barack Obama, a great disappointment. Now that Senator Obama has thrown in his hat with the pro-war Bush lap dog Democrats in the Senate, why doesn’t he write a new book, with the title The Audacity of Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Your Mouth?
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