Just what do the Democrats think about the War in Iraq?...
John Murtha Pull out to someplace nearby. Do it sooner rather than later. And on a 6 month deadline.
Nancy Pelosi Just get out.
Her deputy, Steny Hoyer Leaving "could lead to disaster, spawning a civil war, fostering a haven for terrorists and damaging our nation's security and credibility." [Which sounds surprisingly like what Bush is saying.]
Hillary Clinton I'm for the war, but Bush has screwed it up royally, and we ought to let the UN do something about WMDs.
John Kerry Huh?
Joe Lieberman Does America have a good plan...for victory in Iraq? Yes we do.
On another forum, I said to a democratic-leaning reader...
Kerry lost because he couldn’t escape the label of being a “flip-flopper”. He made himself famous by being an anti-war activist-turned politician, and then tried to make America believe that these were credentials sufficient for him to become a Wartime President. He “voted for the War before he voted against it.”
The Democratic Party is collectively today doing what Kerry did as a candidate: Flip-flopping. Iraqi regime change became American policy in 1998 on a 97-2 vote in the Senate (as well as signed into law by Clinton). In 2002, the Congress “authorized [the President] to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate...” to pull Saddam out of power and to enforce the UN resolutions [emphasis added]. And, last week the House overwhelmingly voted down the idea that we should withdraw immediately.
Yet we continue to hear the Biden/Pelosi/Reed/Murtha/Sheehan crowd crow over and over that we ought to get out. What Democrats really ought to do is to get down on their knees and beg someone like Zell Miller, Ed Koch, or even Joe Lieberman to be their standard-bearer. Take the foreign policy issue away from the Republicans and force the debate to focus on domestic issues. You guys can win on domestic policy. The Republicans will cream you if you insist (again) on staying out of a war that our enemy has decided we’re in.
Does the above cartoon (lifted from the NY Post) not depict where the Democrats are today? Nowhere.