What the hell is going on here? The has to be the lowest point in the history of this rag. Take a look at the front page of Saturday's New York Post. The headline reads "TREASON". Apparently, the House of Representatives voting to disapprove of George the Liar's "plan" to surge is summed up this way: "COWARDS GIVE UP ON GIS - & GIVE IN TO EVIL"
Ralph Peters (who?) has written an article for the Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper. According to this halfwit, "We've reached a low point in the history of our government when a substantial number of legislators would welcome an American defeat in Iraq for domestic political advantage."
Yes, of course, that's exactly what this non-binding resolution does. It emboldens the enemy. We're "welcoming" defeat and in turn, "signaling our enemies that Congress wants them to win..." Is this moron serious? Just another hack stirring up the right wing propaganda and misleading the public of just what this vote was about.
Here's what the resolution states:
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that _
(1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and
(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on Jan. 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.
Well, after reading section 1, I'm not completely sure that is tantamount to treason. Is that what you'd call "providing aid and comfort to the enemy"? Where in this resolution does it say the funding will be cut? Where in this resolution does it tell you that the troops will be left out there to die?
And then this brainiac Peters, comes up with this: "And a word about those troops: It's going to come as a shock to the massive egos in Congress, but this resolution won't hurt morale - for the simple reason that our men and women in uniform have such low expectations of our politicians that they'll shrug this off as business as usual."
Well, which it is Repiglithans? Are we hurting morale or not? Are we "sending the wrong message to our troops" or do they even care what Congress thinks? These people make me sick.
All of this is moot, of course, because the Senate is filled with spineless, gutless Rethuglicans that won't even show up to vote. Yes, I'm talking about you, John McCain! What message does that send the troops, "Maverick"?
I happen to think that those who voted no to this resolution have just committed political suicide. They fell on their swords in the name of King George the Liar. Except for a few (17 Republicans in the House and 7 in the Senate), everyone else voted for in opposition of their constituency, the very people they were elected to represent. And I don't think the 70+% of Americans who are sick and tired of this illegal war in Iraq will soon forget how their "Representatives" voted come 2008.
You want to support the troops, you cowardly, bastards? How about sending our troops into Iraq with the proper equipment and body armor that you didn't feel like paying for the first time? How about sending our troops ARMORED Humvees instead of the death traps they have to ride in now? How embarrassing is it that the greatest fighting force in the world has to rummage for scrap metal in dumps to construct makeshift armor plating for their vehicles?!
Yes, the results of the vote on this resolution shows the world something, Mr. Peters. It shows the world how out of touch with reality people like you and George the Liar and the rest of his criminal administration are. It shows the world the disregard that this administration has for our troops by leaving them in harms way in the middle of a civil war; throwing another 20,000 into the meat grinder with no plan once they get there and no plan to get out; second, third, and fourth deployments of an already strained military, while trying to cut VA funding and veterans' benefits at home; leaving our borders and states unprotected with no National Guard.
It shows them a lot, Ralph. The world is watching and shaking their collective heads in disbelief at the ego, arrogance and stupidity of the murderer in the White House.