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Friday, June 16, 2006

House passes election-year Iraq resolution

According to the Reuters opening remarks:

In a vote charged with election-year politics, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a symbolic resolution that wrapped the Iraq conflict into the war on terrorism and rejected a deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal.
I somewhat question the symbolism of this vote. Does this not put our elected officials on record as to where or how they stand on Iraq? Here we are a few years down the road and we have people that are still arguing about the intelligence. Democrats choose to put their heads in the sand and ignore the realities of Iraq. Well, now they had to speak up or shut up.

Reuters quotes the ever heroic John Murtha:
Murtha, a Vietnam veteran and defense hawk who rocked the Congress last year when he turned against the war, said it was "easy to stay in an air-conditioned office and say I'm going to stay the course." He added, "That's why I get so upset when they stand here sanctimoniously and say we're fighting this thing. It's the troops that are doing the fighting."
Murha, a Vietnam veteran and defense hawk rocked Congress last year when the msm decided to pick up on his grumblings that he had been making for some time prior it's being big news. Democrats like to pull out the big guns like JFK2Not and Murtha; having served in Vietnam they give credibility to pulling out and attempting to just ignore what is actually going on.

Murtha, remarking that it's "easy to stay in an air-conditioned office and say I'm going to stay the course," is accurate to a point. I'm not saying that it in anyway compares to being on the ground, however, it doesn't appear to be an easy undertaking; Bush takes hits daily on this. Without "staying the course" we just give into what the negative naysayers see as reality. Without "staying the course" we will get our asses handed to us at some unknown future time. Without "staying the course" we will have forsaken all those that have died to date. There are not many politicians that stay any course; even ones many times less trying than the one we face against islamofacism. The Dems would have us play the Iraq Card for political gains on an election cycle basis; no wonder accomplishments are rarely made in Washington.

Blue Star Chronicles has the reality behind how "heroic" John Murtha actually is with his latest railing point being Haditha. He is an old man that needs to sit it out and retire, he does this nation no favors in his present position.

Back to Reuters:
In the House, many Democrats called the Republican resolution a sham that tried to connect the Iraq war with the September 11 attacks, even though no such links have been established.
I wonder how they actually stated this and/or how the msm relayed it? Calling something, something it isn't is par for the course. How can one defend the position of links between Iraq and September 11th? You cannot convince anyone that does not consider Iraq part of a larger war that bandies about with tired old "no such links" argument. It truly shows the lack of an ability to understand that which is right in your face.

Reuters said:
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California called it "an affirmation of the president's failed policy in Iraq."
Iraq is a "failure" because it hasn't been completed yet. In the Leftward attempt at rushing to clean this all up (successful or not), they fail to note that Zarqawi took time to nail down. Would he have been taken out if we didn't give care and time to this effort?

San Fran Nan and most other Democrats did not want to be put into a corner as having a stance on Iraq. Well, they have now have made their stance known by vote and it purely (less 42 of them) flies in the face of reality. They are only eager for withdrawal, as a withdrawal before success would have dire consequences making statements like Murtha's and Pelosi's more accurate.


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