WARNING: This post may not be suitable for minors or morons who support this war.
I'm sick and tired of the useless pieces of sh*t in Congress who wage war from the comfort of their elected seats. As an American citizen I demand that they put their goddamned bodies where their vote is.
Forty-two Democrats voted with Republicans in the 256-153 final tally on a resolution that equated the conflict in Iraq with the war on terrorism and vowed to ''complete the mission'' and to resist any ''arbitrary date for withdrawal.''This is a flagrant exercise in armchair hypocrisy. Those who voted for American troops to stay indefinitely in Iraq, or any other foreign land for that matter, ought to be forced to pack their sh*t together and head for the front lines, with absolutely NO exceptions. We'll see how fast those spineless pieces of political manure vote then.
A majority of the Democrats who voted for the resolution were from conservative Southern congressional districts or swing districts that have voted Republican in the past. South Florida's congressional delegation voted along party lines.
But the House also acted in the wake of positive news from Iraq for the Bush administration, including last week's killing of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the leading al Qaeda figure in Iraq, and the completion of the Iraqi Cabinet after five months of bickering. Republicans returned to that theme time and again.That is for the bloody morons who thought that dropping two five-hundred-pound bombs followed by Bush's 7:30am photo-op was anything other than a cynical PR stunt that served as a pretext for rejecting any call to withdraw troops.
The opportunistic rhetoric streaming out of Congress is nothing short of APALLING.
The American public deserves to have elected leaders who either put up, or shut up. If you're not ready to sport a rifle and head for the desert, then keep your flippin' mouth shut.
''The effort and savagery of the insurgents and their sponsors only underscores our progress and the importance of this effort in the global war on terror,'' said House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio. "Retreat is not an option in Iraq.''* * *
Republican leaders made no attempt to hide their motives or their efforts to exploit Democratic divisions.
The National Republican Senatorial Campaign accused Reps. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Harold Ford, D-Tenn., of voting to ''cut and run in Iraq.'' Back home, both Brown and Ford are running for the Senate.
"The American public deserves to hear how their elected leaders will respond to international terrorism and those enemies who seek to destroy our American way of life -- will we fight or will we retreat," Boehner said.
Iraq's limited role in terrorism, however, mushroomed only after U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein while unprepared to halt looting and growing strife between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.Anyone with half-a-brain KNOWS that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq has made both US and the world MUCH MORE DANGEROUS.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is either being paid to say so or is saying it from the comfort and safety of an armchair.