— George W. Bush, Aug. 5, 2004
Oh, this is some “tide” we’re turning.
A day after the Pentagon released the grim fact that we’ve reached another terrible milestone – 2,500 U.S. troops dead in the war of choice in Iraq – the Congressional House of Representatives have passed House Resolution 861, “Declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.”
They voted 256 to 153 to keep American troops in Iraq indefinitely, in spite of the fact that Iraq’s vice president politely asked Codpiece, to his face, on Tuesday, for a timeline withdrawing American troops from what’s left of his country.
To the 142 Democratic leaders who stood fast and voted “Nay” on HR 861, knowing their vote will be used by the Republican political machine to smear them in November, thank you. You voted for sanity and the beginning of an end to bloodshed on both sides of a conflict started for no other reason than lucre.
Forty-two Democrats voted “Yea” with the Republican orcs, effectively abandoning our sons and daughters, husbands and wives, brothers, sisters and friends in uniform in the middle of the viper’s nest that is Iraq. Until we “win.” Whatever that means.
To them and to the 214 Republicans who voted “Yea,” shame upon you and your houses forever.
“See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction.”
— GWB, Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003
That is all.