Friday, March 23, 2007

Donnelly, Ellsworth & Hill Vote For Early Pullout From Iraq

If House Democrats have their way, American troops will be coming home from Iraq by no later than September of next year. While a handful of Democrats voted against the Democrat-backed resolution, every member of Indiana's Democratic delegation cast a vote in support of today's resolution, including Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-South Bend), Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Evansville) and Rep. Baron Hill (D-Seymour). The vote was 218-212 with just two Republicans voting with the majority. President Bush is threatening a veto if it survives the Senate.

Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) were the only two Republican who voted with the Democrats. The Redstate blog has already labeled them traitors, comparing them to Benedict Arnold. There were 14 Democrats in all voting against the resolution for troop withdrawal from Iraq.

7 comments:

Wilson46201 said...

Our own Congresslady from Indianapolis, Julia Carson, voted against this interminable War on Iraq at her political peril in the heat of the 2002 election campaign. The voters supported her decision. Today, she continued to vote against George Bush's folly.

I am proud our three new Hoosier Democratic Congresspeople also voted for an end to the War. Meanwhile Mike Pence is on TV right now trying to justify why an open-ended expenditure in Iraq is so important...

By the way, what ever happened to Osama bin Laden (wanted dead or alive)?

Anonymous said...

I heard this asked of two talking heads, tonight on Chris Matthews' MSNBC talk show:

"Who do you trust to tell you, that the war has either been won, or lost, and it's time to come home?"

The Republican answered: the generals.

The Democrat answered: The Congress.

Interesting, the one person we should be trusting to tell us, the President, was not mentioned.

Clearly Bush has lost touch with all reality in this testosterone-driven escapade. There is no end, and our departure now will likely cause chaos.

I don't care any more. Our economy is a shambles, held together by chewing gum and baling wire, and billions in tricle-down weekly war spending. We're 3,300 soldiers less. We've maimed tens of thousands.

Bring 'em home.

Manfred said...

“Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.”
Pope John Paul II

Lance Rasmussen said...

Thirty more years of being known as the party of spineless cowards. Way to go, Pelosi.

The bill will just be vetoed, anyways. Rahm Emmanual said the Dems "accomplished something today with the passage of this bill". I can't think of what that might be, except a stick in the President's eye. I guess an exercise in futility is a worthwhile one if you're a Democrat in 2007.

Anonymous said...

Uh, Lance, you're wrong.

Can't think of a funny or simpler way to say it.

You're just wrong.

Most of the rest of the world already hates us for this.

That boom you heard last November ws America telling George Bush his head's been up his ass for almost four years.

And telling Congress they'd been his bitch the same timeframe. Spineless.

The best words on this debate came from newly-elected Rep. Murphy, I believe from Penna., the ONLY Iraq war veteran in Congress.

He was an officer in Iraq. He lost 19 subordinates. He earned the right to speak on this issue.

He said his subordinates wondered daily: "Sir, why are we here? Why aren't the Iraqis stepping up?"

Because they haven't had to, Rep. Murphy. Because Pres. Bush, Sec. Rice, Sec. Rumsfeld, et al, saddled our military with a ridulous policy and goal, which was never reachable, all to satisfy the Bush testosterone machine.

Stop telling me, or anyone else, that we're cowards for advocating sensible policies for once.

Bring 'em home.

ProCynic said...

Anonymous 8:31 is just flat out wrong and displays an enormous ignorance of both history and common sense.

W has botched the war, to be sure, because Rumsfeld insisted on fighting war on the cheap with not enough troops. But the war needed and still needs to be fought, and he has still done a better job than Al Gore or John Kerry would have done.

You do not -- repeat, DO NOT -- set timetables for withdrawal or threaten to cut off funding. That tells the enenmy what they have to do to win, and in a sense tells them that they have won already. Hold on for so long and you're home free.

A defeat in Iraq would be a catastrophe for the US, the country the Democrats in Congress purport to serve and protect, though trying to find any instances of that since the Cuban Missile Crisis is extremely difficult at best.

Anyone who voted for this bill is a traitor, and might as well be shooting at US troops themselves.

Anonymous said...

"He said his subordinates wondered daily: "Sir, why are we here? Why aren't the Iraqis stepping up?"

Because they haven't had to, Rep. Murphy. Because Pres. Bush, Sec. Rice, Sec. Rumsfeld, et al, saddled our military with a ridulous policy and goal, which was never reachable, all to satisfy the Bush testosterone machine."

Bring'em home and sit back while the country heads toward Islam. The entire WMD thing was a joke. I had no problem going over there and killing fanatics that would loved to have killed us had they had the money and means to get here. As goes France and the rest of Eurpoe, so will go the US. We are too much sheep, not enough wolf. The only way to stop the spread of "kill anything non-Muslim" is to kill those who hold that view point.

Pictures of their prophet get printed in papers and they protest, start fires, etc.. Don't mess with the Muslims. Some NYC rag prints a picture of Jesus with elephant $#!T all over and the Christians do nothing. The same "freedom of the press" rag refuses to print the Mohammad caricatures out of "respect." Give me a break. They feared one thing and one thing only: Some radical pulling up in a car in front of their building and setting off a bomb.

They are willing to die for what they believe, we are not. Instead of fighting a good war against Islam, we fight a war in a way to benefit various companies so that they can get rich.