December 18, 2005
YOU MEAN WE HAVE TO TAKE A POSITION?:
House votes against Iraq withdrawal timetables (Stephen Dinan, December 17, 2005, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)
The House yesterday voted against setting timetables for withdrawing troops from Iraq, marking the second time in recent weeks Republicans have forced a vote on U.S. policy in Iraq. [...]
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 18, 2005 10:09 AM
The resolution passed 279-109 with 59 Democrats joining Republicans in favor, 108 Democrats and an independent voting against it and 32 Democrats and two Republicans voting present.
If the House of Representatives is going to start telling the military how to run the war, we better all run for the hills.
On the same vein, it's annoying me a lot that Colin Powell is out beating his gums about the CIA. In my opinion the whole Plame/Wilson will lead back to him and I hope it happens soon. With friends like Powell and McCain, we don't need any enemies.
I hope Bush comes out with both guns blasting tonight. Name names and get some indictments for treason.
Actually, the official Democratic position on the war is that they don't have an official position on the war. Because apparently nothing says "we're ready to lead on national security" like punting on a war.
Who were the two Repugs who voted present?
The Democrats have long had a position with regard to national security. It's called "fetal."