Wednesday, July 18, 2007

GOP defeats Iraq withdrawal bill - Politics -

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans scuttled a Democratic proposal ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq in a showdown Wednesday that capped an all-night debate on the war.

The 52-47 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate under Senate rules. It was a sound defeat for Democrats who say the U.S. military campaign, in its fifth year and requiring 158,000 troops, cannot tame the sectarian violence in Iraq.

Surprise, surprise, Democrats waste every ones time and get our hopes up just to let us down again. I wonder is this congress going to do anything this term? I bet they could vote themselves a pay raise.


  1. Jeff Pruitt said...
    I find it quite incredulous that you think the Democratic Party "let us down" - in what way? I don't think there's any doubt about which party wants a change of strategy in Iraq.

    I think this whole thing was a good idea. The media has refused to cover the fact that the Republican Party has filibustered nearly every piece of legislation that's come up for vote.

    Also note that Lugar and the rest still vote lock, stock and barrel with the Bush administration...
    Parson said...
    I guess I should have said let "me" down, not "us".
    LET'S TALK said...
    To be honest, it was the Republicans for weeks telling us how they are going against this President and his war.

    Then Senator Reid called them on it and they showed their true colors. They talk the talk but when it's time to put up are shut up the Republicans Could not walk the walk and reverted to what they have always done. Give this President what he wanted. See: A Country Under Siege.

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