PELOSI CALLS FOR A WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ
Better late than never, I guess. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday embraced a plan by John Murtha to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, two weeks after she declined to endorse it.
"We should follow the lead of Congressman John Murtha, who has put forth a plan to make American safer, to make our military stronger and to make Iraq more stable. That is what the American people and our troops deserve,'' Pelosi said.
Don't get me wrong. I welcome Nancy into the ranks of the realists. I only wish more of our so-called leaders and representatives had the chutzpah to speak up on their own -- without having to test the political waters first.
AND WHAT ABOUT BILL?
Not much, I'm afraid. Bill Clinton today sounds a whole lot like George Bush--only more articulate. His opinion on Iraq is really no different than George's. Maybe all that buddy buddy time with George Sr. rubbed some neo-con cooties off on him; I don't know. It's just damn depressing.
AND THE REST OF THE DEMS?
Let's face it. The Democrats have just about succeeded in making this country a one party system (Republican, of course) by virtue of having no backbone, no message, no leadership, no unity, and no guts to stand up and fight for what Democrats are supposed to stand up and fight for.
As soon as one of their own steps up to the plate and rallies the base, they get all lilly-livered and weak-kneed to the extent that they might as well roll over on their backs and yell, "Uncle!" My dog gets more excited over catching a fly ball than they do over a chance to actually WIN -- much less go to bat for the right cause -- once in a while.
"Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said he and other Democrats in the Senate believe the United States needs an exit strategy for U.S. troops in which there are 'certain measurements for that success over a period of time.'''
Here's a guy who was in Viet Nam, for pete's sake. And he KNOWS Iraq's a lost cause. So what political song is he singing? Oh, I know--it's called, "60 Ways to Lose your Voters." And it's definitely climbin' the charts.
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