One Veteran's Voice

07 December 2005

The puppet on the left more accurately represents my views





Democrats fear backlash at polls over anti-war remarks. That's what the Washington Post is reporting, anyway.

And this is why I'm not a democrat. They just can't get it together, can they? For the first time since President Clinton's national blowjob, they have the moral high ground. And they still fail to present any type of cohesive message. Not even a vague cohesive message, like the Republicans are capable of. Some say pull out this instant; some want out soon, on a schedule; some want later, on a schedule; some want sooner rather than later, but not on a schedule, because that would embolden the terrorists.

Give me a fucking break.

Who's emboldening whom here? They're emboldening me to kick their fucking asses right out of Washington. And not even with violence, because that would be too easy. It'll be with what they all keep touting in Iraq, democracy. A lot of people are going to lose their Congressional seats next year. And they are going to lose them to whoever presents the most sound argument about what to do in Iraq. I'll give you a little clue, it's not going to be staying the course. Neither will it be to the person who believes we can never win.

My vote is going to go to whoever can present a sound plan on how to end the war as soon as possible with the least risk to US forces and greatest chance of success in creating a true democracy. What about yours?

4 Other Voices:

gus said...

I'm with you there. I had to register as a Democrat in order to vote in Washington's primaries. I am not a Democrat though. I am still an Independent.

12/07/2005 09:00:16 AM  
Oxford said...

How Bush Created a Theocracy in Iraq by Juan Cole

The Bush administration naively believed that Iraq was a blank slate on which it could inscribe its vision for a remake of the Arab world. Iraq, however, was a witches’ brew of dynamic social and religious movements, a veritable pressure cooker. When George W. Bush invaded, he blew off the lid.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/how_bush_created_a_theocracy_in_iraq/

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Thought you might find this interesting. I think Senate Dems like Reid, Kerry , and other party leaders like Wesley Clarke do have a good plan. And as General Odum said the country is for all practical purposes having a civil war. Congressional Dems do tend toward Murtha side withdrawl to safe areas within 6 months while giving air support and the ability to respond to emergencies. The thing about the group that supports early as possible drwdown is the political pressure it puts on Bush and Repubs set and accomplish goals. That pressure may be in the name of political wrangling, but it also might save a few lives in contrast to the how-ever-long-it-takes crowd in charge now. It seems to many folks that if Bush and Rummy would stand back and let the Pentagon do its thing, they could make more progress, you know too much political micro-management.
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I'm not in the Dean apologists business, but I think the guy is genuinely upset at the number of troops killed and wounded and tends to be impatient because of those concerns.

12/07/2005 10:35:50 AM  
badgervan said...

I'm with you 100%. Frustrating as hell. I still say we need an authentic, honest dem this time - the more I see and hear of Barack Obama, the more I like this guy. Besides having the "real thing", he has that spark, that Kennedy-like charisma that just makes people like him, respect him, and want to vote for him. Screw the experience factor; it might even be a plus to not be D.C. tainted too much.
Another good man, and this I know personally, is Russ Feingold. He is my senator. What you see is what you get, and Russ backs up every word that comes out of his mouth.
Same problem as always with my dems - too many chiefs, no cohesion. We better get our shit together, and we better do it soon.
Keep up the good work.

12/07/2005 09:10:44 PM  
Elmo said...

Jimmy Carter was ahead of his time.

12/07/2005 09:41:08 PM  

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