Friday, January 12, 2007

Bush Plan Contemned; Hagel To “Resist It”

Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) called the President’s surge plan "The most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam." He vowed to “resist it.” There is not one headline this morning in the online editions of the New York Times, The LA Times or the Washington Post that could remotely be construed as positive regarding the Bush administration’s mad plan. Even Evan Bayh (D-IN) has decided not to run for president because Iraq is such a mess. And yet, WaPo reported today “U.S. troops launched two raids on Iranian targets in Iraq yesterday, following through on President Bush's vow to confront and break up Tehran's networks inside Iraq. Five Iranians were detained, and vast amounts of documents and computer data were confiscated, according to U.S., Iraqi and Iranian officials.” Congress can put a stop to the madness infecting the White House. Congress has every tool it needs to remove Bush and Cheney for malfeasance and to cut off funds for the war in Iraq. Enough is enough!


Barry Schwartz said...

Yes, this is a true test of our representatives, because the people would support any sincere action taken against Bush-Cheney, as long as it would not seem to grab the presidency for Nancy Pelosi.

While impeachment and ouster is not a short term solution, and so other methods must be used, in any case I think legislatures of both parties should begin negotiating a 'Gerald Ford' solution to our presidential dilemma. (Fortunately John McCain's rabid warlust disqualifies him.)

Barry Schwartz said...

Woops, I meant 'legislators'.