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Congress and the courage of their convictions June 16, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Politics.
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A non-binding (nice of them to let the Commander in Chief run the war) resolution that says:

  1. Good job troops
  2. The war in
    Iraq is part of the larger fight against global terrorism
  3. Setting an arbitrary date for troop reductions/redeployment is not in the national best interest

The “GOP-led House” voted 256-153 in favor of this measure, commonly known in these parts as “put up or shut up”.  Now, the measure’s not all that, they’ve had similar resolutions before.  But last time I checked, there weren’t 256 “House-leading Republicans” in the House of Representatives.  Sounds like more than a few dozen D’s supported it too, perhaps a few more if some R’s voted no.

I live in a district that has a Democratic representative, Chet Edwards.  Been in there since Marvin Leath gave it up about 20 years ago.  I don’t know, haven’t checked, but I’ll bet Chet voted yes (I won’t be surprised to find out this was a voice vote).

Others, well.  “It's time to face the facts," House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California answered, as she called for a new direction in the conflict.

”What direction would that be?  Don’t bother asking, she won’t tell you.  To be fair, she doesn’t really know.  The one option that hurts Bush the most hasn’t made itself manifestly clear.  Know why?

Because even after months of steady progress, enough happened this week to force the MSM to cover it.  An awful lot of bad people got their asses stomped this week, and Americans like it, and want more of it.

The GOP-led Senate had a similar resolution.  93-6.  Courageous.

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