Monday, February 05, 2007


There is the "give 'em enough rope" school of thought. Let Bush have his last gasp escalation, give it to McCain, Lieberman, and the puppetmaster Cheney, take it.

With the Congressional reversal in November it was made clear that the U.S. public views the Republican-created war in Iraq as at best a mistake, obviously a lie, certainly shameful for our great nation, and at worst a precipice.

So how much do the Republican leaders (and Joseph Lieberman) want to thwart public Senate debate on the efficacy of the Bush/Cheney plan?
Republicans on Monday blocked Senate debate on a bipartisan resolution opposing President Bush’s troop buildup in Iraq, leaving in doubt whether the Senate would render a judgment on what lawmakers of both parties described as the paramount issue of the day.
How scared are the individual GOP members? From Monday:
When Sen. John E. Sununu (R-N.H.) saw reporters approaching him last week, he took off in a sprint, determined to say as little as possible about a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's troop-escalation plan, which is expected to come before the Senate today.
Yes, chickenhawks one and all.

Here's hero Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) criticizing both parties for being too easy on the war, calling for immediate action, the Congressional power of the purse. It's what ultimately ended our failed involvement in Vietnam and what he'll tell you the public clearly voted for on November 7th.

And here's a list of all the Senators who voted to squelch the Senate war debate who are also up for reelection the soonest, November 2008:
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Larry Craig (R-ID)
Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)
Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Ted Stevens (R-AK)
John Sununu (R-NH)
John Warner (R-VA)
Track your favorites, and see if they're still hangin' around the rotonda a scant twenty-three months from now.

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