Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Round Heeled Republicans

Nervous Republicans in the U.S. Senate today backed a nonbinding resolution that said, in part, next year "should be a period of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty, with Iraqi security forces taking the lead for the security of a free and sovereign Iraq, thereby creating the conditions for the phased redeployment of United States forces from Iraq."

Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner of Virginia said the Senate resolution was to declare to Iraqis, "We mean business, we have done our share, now the challenge is up to you."

Hugh Hewitt saw it as “an unmistakable vote-of-no-confidence in the Bush Administration, and the best gift the United States Senate could give Zarqawi and his terrorist ranks. Suddenly we are back where we were when the Congress turned on the Vietnam War.”

The weak-kneed Republicans who voted for the Warner amendment include several so-called leaders: Allen (VA), Brownback (KS), Coleman (MN), Cornyn (TX), Frist (TN), Hagel (NE), Hatch (UT), Lott (MS), McConnell (KY), Santorum (PA), Specter (PA), and Warner (VA).

Hugh suggests that we contact the following senators to demand that the resolution be withdrawn.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, (202) 224-3344,

Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, (202) 224-2541, e-mail

Armed Services Chairman John Warner, (202) 224-2023, e-mail

Or call any Republican Senator who abandoned the Commander-in-Chief in a time of war.

While our “electeds” are rolling on their round heels the real warriors are fighting the real battles in Iraq. And their families here at home are trying to celebrate the holiday season, while full of worry about their beloved soldiers. Hugh said today that many service families at Camp Pendleton are in need of basic Thanksgiving victuals. Let’s all call 760-725-4001 to help these American hero families.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're being hard on the poor old Republicans. At last, worried about re-election, they're taking some small steps to call to account a man who made a huge mistake. Give credit where it's due.

1:44 PM  

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