Sunday, February 25, 2007

Dems Hemming and Hawing over Murtha Bill

The plan seemed simple enough. Tie war funding to proper equipment for the troops and giving the troops back their R&R.

The idea was to force Republicans to explain why they had not equipped the troops properly and why they had taken away their R&R.

Somewhere along the line, the plan fell apart. The Republicans united and the Dems split down the middle.

Frankly, I don't care why this issue fell apart because it's the wrong issue! I know the war is something tangible, and something the voters care about, but everyone is divided on a solution, and it's such a mess that there are no good answers right now.

If the Dems want to be the champions of the American people, they need to repeal the Military Commissions Act and give us back our Constitution!

Show us some backbone! Do something important! Win the support of the public while getting Congress and the media to debate the issue that will REALLY demonize the republicans who passed the Military Commissions Act.

Then maybe you'll have enough credibility to get something done about the war.

1 comment:

sinincincinnati said...

It's sad, sad, sad to say, but for more than a generation, Vietnam provided a wonderful lesson of how easy it is to get into war and how difficult it is to get out. But more than a generation is beyond the capacity of a democracy's memory.
Then 911 was a special situation, but there will always be a special situation won't there?
911 could have been avoided if it had not been for the collective "wisdom" of US policy that the US military should always be the "caretaker" of the oil fields over there.
All the US tax dollars spent to be a nervous nelly about underground oil--and this includes the ridiculous Strategic Petroleum Reserve--have done nothing but drive up the price of oil.
Any economist will tell you oil can fend for itself, thank you.