Tuesday, February 13, 2007


This disgusts me:
We are writing to urge you not to debate the Democratic Iraq resolution on their terms, but rather on ours.

Democrats want to force us to focus on defending the surge, making the case that it will work and explaining why the President's new Iraq policy is different from prior efforts and therefore justified.

We urge you to instead broaden the debate to the threat posed to Americans, the world, and all "unbelievers" by radical Islamists. We would further urge you to join us in educating the American people about the views of radical Islamists and the consequences of not defeating radical Islam in Iraq.

The debate should not be about the surge or its details. This debate should not even be about the Iraq war to date, mistakes that have been made, or whether we can, or cannot, win militarily. If we let Democrats force us into a debate on the surge or the current situation in Iraq, we lose.

That's the letter the House Republican leaders gave to their colleagues to tell them how to try and defeat the resolution against President Bush-Cheney's escalation or "surge" tactic for prolonging the Iraq War until the next elected President has to take the fall.

"If we let Democrats force us into a debate on the surge or the current situation in Iraq, we lose." Statesmanlike, eh?

In other words, they can't have a fair and honest debate about the substantive merits of the country's most crucial issue facing our country today, because the entire GOP party would lose on the merits of the arguments against their Executive leaders. They would lose on substance, hence they willfully generate smoke.

This strikes me as scoundrelism (look it up) of the most treasonous kind. They're playing politics with American lives, both those of our self-sacrificing soldiers and perhaps those of our entire nation, should escalation lead to further blowback, as it consistently has in the past. These are matters to be considered soberly, with the good of the nation -- not the good of the GOP Party -- tantamount in mind.

It's downright un-American.

Oh, and if there were any justice, this man would be either in a padded cell or the docket for treason.

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