Friday, November 18, 2005

The Republicans Grow a Bit of a Spine

Well, this is refreshing. The Republicans in the House are actually calling out the Democrats on something. First the backstory: Yesterday, a Democrat representative from Pennsylvania named John Murtha called for a resolution that would direct the United States to totally and immediately pull its troops out of Iraq. Why should anyone care what John Murtha thinks? To give him his due, he is a Vietnam Veteran and a 37 year veteran of the Marine Corps. Now he is appearing as a terrorist-appeasing wuss. His call for the troops to be removed is the same exact thing that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, has been saying for a couple years now.

So what does the Republican congressional leadership do in the face of Representative Murtha's proposed resolution? I'll be dipped in gravy if the Republicans didn't say, "OK, let's vote!" I seriously do not think that the Democrats believed the Republicans had the guts to bring the resolution to a vote. Now, the Democrats are going to have to put up or shut up. Let's see how many of them have the guts to vote in favor of total and immediate withdrawl of our troops in Iraq. Remember, many of these same Democrats who are currently calling the Iraq War a disaster, and a mistake, and wrong, actually voted in favor of it back in 2002 and 2003.

There shouldn't be any worries for the Democrats though right? They keep talking about how most Americans are now against this war in Iraq, so voting in favor of an immediate pullout shouldn't be so risky, should it? I am really looking forward to this vote, which should take place... well according to my EST watch: now.

Good Day to You, Sir

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