US Armed Forces on the ground in Iraq were given a strong bi-partisan show of support late Friday evening when the United States House of Representatives.
By a vote of 403-3, the House voted overwhelmingly to reject a resolution calling on the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. (Link to roll call of vote) Republican leaders agreed to the quick vote after world headlines, including this one posted on al-Jazeera, touted a proposal offered yesterday by leading Democrat Jack Murtha to bring the troops home immediately.
Democrats turned their backs 180-degrees after months of party-sanctioned sniping and name-calling of the Commander-in-Chief and joined Republicans in this show of support for the brave men and women defending the fledgling democracy in Iraq. It was a stunning turnaround for Democrats.
Left wing lunatics were immediately confused as shown by this comment from Americablog.com:
Why did all the Dems vote against withdrawal?
Hornet | 11.18.05 – 11:30 pm
Voting for immediate withdrawal were three lone Democrats:
Cynthia McKinney – (D-GA)
Robert Wexler – (D-FL)
Jose Serrano – (D-NY)
Not having the brass tacks to take any side at all and voting “Present” were six lone Democrats:
Michael Capuano – (D-MA)
Jim McDermott – (D-WA), who despite voting “Present” gave a one-minute speech after the vote about withdrawing troops from “Iran”
Maurice Hinchey – (D-NY)
Wm. Lacy Clay – (D-MO)
Jerrold Nadler – (D-NY)
Major Owens – (D-NY)
The debate was fantastic and long overdue. The Democrats whined and complained about being attacked, while the Republicans voiced support for the troops and winning the global war on terror. That says volumes.