July 10, 2009

THE UR VS. THE DEMOCRATS:

John Kerry Will Hold Oversight Hearings on Obama’s Afghanistan Surge (John Aloysius Farrell, 7/10/09, Thomas Jefferson Street blog)


Kerry, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, disclosed that he's decided to hold oversight hearings on the Obama administrations handling of the war. You can read about it at GlobalPost.

Kerry is one of the few top government officials who can impact U.S. policy to have fought in Vietnam. He soured on the war, and came home and enlisted in the antiwar movement, which made him a hero to American liberals.

Liberals today are wary of Obama's decision to boost the number of troops in Afghanistan, and even though he is a Democratic president, several dozen members of the House have refused to vote for appropriations to fund his escalation.


Who can ever forget the incisive question he asked of his generation: how do you ask a man to be the last one to die so that colored peoples can enjoy the same freedoms we do?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 10, 2009 6:01 PM
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