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Friday, November 16, 2007

Politics: Republicans Refuse To End Iraq War

Send this snivelling wankbag home on the next train

Big surprise. Raw Story reports that Senate Republicans have blocked passage of a bill that would have forced the end of the Iraq war. Votes were 53-45 against. The article states, in part:
The 53-45 vote was seven votes short of the 60 needed to advance. It came minutes after the Senate rejected a Republican proposal to pay for the Iraq war without strings attached.

The Republican measure failed 45-53, 15 short of the number of votes needed to go forward.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the only way to get troops the money was to approve the restrictions outlined by Democrats.

"Our troops continue to fight and die valiantly. And our Treasury continues to be depleted rapidly, for a peace that we seem far more interested in achieving than Iraq's own political leaders," said Reid, D-Nev.
This is ridiculous. We need to find out who the missing votes were. We're fairly sure that Joe Lieberman either voted against ending the war or abstained from voting. And the other?

Did any Democrats vote against the bill? We'll try to find out and post their names. These morons must be called out by name and shamed for their stand on this illegal, immoral war. And everybody - if one of your representatives voted against the war - if you really want to end the war - then you need to call their office every day, if need be, and persuade all your relatives, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and acquaintances to do the same.

Watch your elected representatives like hawks and if they're enabling this war, then make sure you vote them out in the next election. The blood of the dead is on all our hands if we don't stop the war.

On the upside, the Democrats have vowed not to bring up a new war bill for the remainder of the year. The Pentagon is moaning about having to lay off employees. Having been laid off ourselves, we sympathize with the workers who will lose their jobs. But the war must end. If the Republicans are not willing to force the Boy-King to end it, then we must all pay the price. The price we pay for continuing this war is countless deaths and the bequeathment of a huge financial burden to our grandchildren, who are being born into the world with a $20,000 debt. That is unconscionable.

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