Only SIX Democrats in the Senate voted to withdraw from Iraq? Just SIX?? (Kerry, Feingold, Boxer, Byrd, Harkin, Kennedy).
The Senate rejected a call for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq by year’s end on Thursday as Congress erupted in impassioned, election-year debate over a conflict that now has claimed the lives of 2,500 American troops.
The vote was 93-6 to shelve the proposal, which would have allowed “only forces that are critical to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces” to remain in 2007.
What about how bad the war is going? What about all the talk of American aggression? What about all of the accusations of Marines murdering and raping Iraqi civilians at will? And what of all of the talk of the fighting in Iraq causing more terrorism? Talk about having it both ways!
Only SIX Democrat Senators actually voted in what they believe — that retreat from Iraq is the most responsible way to proceed in the War on Terror. Well, good for them.
The Senate voted unfolded unexpectedly as the second-ranking leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced legislation he said was taken from a proposal by Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat and war critic. (GP Ed. Note: Priceless!)
It called for Bush to agree with the Iraqi government on a schedule for withdrawal of combat troops by Dec. 31, 2006.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said if the United States withdrew, “I am absolutely convinced the terrorists would see this as vindication.” He predicted terrorism would spread around the world, and eventually reach the United States.
Democrats sought to curtail floor debate on the proposal, (GP Ed. Note: WHY?? Isn’t this an important issue for Democrats?) and the vote occurred quickly.
But what IS the Democrat plan to fight the War on Terror? Is it retreat ala Kennedy/Kerry/Boxer? What of the majority of Democrats who support staying in Iraq until the job is done? Do they believe that? Or do they also have another plan for fighting the War on Terror? I’m losing track of the Democrat message as quickly as they are losing their principles!
Man, this party of FDR and JFK is quite laughable these days.