Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Let’s Hear It for the US Senate!

The Senate surprised everyone yesterday. By a 50-48 vote the Repub’s plan to cut any mention of a withdrawal date from the military spending bill was defeated. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) issued one of his more stupid remarks about the withdrawal date. McCain said, “A second-year cadet at West Point could tell you that if you announce when the end will be, it’s a recipe for defeat.” Dear Senator I’ll-Kiss-Any-Ass-To-Be-President McCain: The United States was defeated and lost the war in Iraq shortly after the war began because Doddering DOD head Donald Rumsfeld sent less than 100,000 troops to Iraq when 300,000 might have done the job, although even that figure would not have guaranteed victory. That’s what a second year cadet could have told you and George W. Bush had you been willing to listen, you numnut moron. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) defected to the Democrat side, saying, “There will not be a military solution to Iraq…Iraq doesn’t belong to the United States. Iraq is not a prize to be won or lost.” However, the Prez keeps saying that the people of the United States and Congress should give his plan for a troop build-up in Iraq a chance to win the war. After four years of military blunders and agonizing defeat, after 3243 US soldiers have died, after as many as 650,000 Iraqis have been killed and over two million Iraqis have fled Iraq, why in the world would anyone even consider giving the Bush administration another chance at killing more US soldiers and doing more devastation in Iraq? If spending over $450 billion on this war has produced chaos, failure and civil war, how is deploying a puny 20- or 25,000 more badly equipped and worn-out soldiers going to turn this debacle around? Give the Bush administration another chance in Iraq? Why? And by the way, on another subject, I surely wish press secretary Tony Snow all the best and I hope he recovers fully and soon. Even one more day of listening to and watching White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino conduct the press gaggles is cruel and unusual punishment. Tony Snow is annoying and arrogant, but Dana Perino is a posturing and preening idiot!

2 comments:

mia said...

i don't think hagel defected. i think he showed what a true conservative is all about.

this guy does too. he is new and i don't always agree with him i enjoy his stuff

http://joeleonardi.wordpress.com/2007/03/18/president-chuck-hagel/

www.joeleonardi.wordpress.com

mia

Barry Schwartz said...

I want Scotty back; he was _so_ wanting to be somewhere else and watching that was like watching a close finish in the Indy 500.