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The People Have Spoken

It's high time the administration listened for a change.

"Last fall, the American people voted for a new direction in Iraq," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California. "They made it clear that our troops must be given all they need to do their jobs, but that our troops must be brought home responsibly, safely, and soon."

The Senate is expected to pass indentical legislation in Thursday -- and as would be most fitting, the bill will be sent to Bush next week --

Democratic leaders plan to send the bill to the White House early next week -- coinciding with the fourth anniversary of Mr. Bush's May 1, 2003, speech aboard an aircraft carrier when he declared the end of major combat operations before a banner that said "Mission Accomplished."

Four years later it's time for the President to live up to those words, and to stop playing politics with American lives and taxpayer dollars. Finish the job, Mr. President, and begin bringing our soldiers home October 1.


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Comments (3)

Heralder:

I'm curious, did the people also vote for Speaker Pelosi to conduct foreign policy contrary to the Republic?

They made it clear that our troops must be given all they need to do their jobs, but that our troops must be brought home responsibly, safely, and soon."

It's difficult to give the troops all they need to do their jobs when funding has been on the Democratic chopping block since they won the majority.

Trying to slow bleed the troops out of Iraq will kill many of them. But the Democrats have demonstrated that they are most concerned about not taking "ownership" of the war. If that entails undermining the administation, the war and the troops for a chance to have the presidency in 2008, then so be it.

It's a cheap, transparent political game they are playing, and it doesn't fool intelligent people when they project their plans and wishes on to the Republicans.

Finish the job, Mr. President, and begin bringing our soldiers home October 1.

We discussed yesterday just how frustrating it is to get the "job done" when Maliki is not doing his as well as making ours more difficult.

Lee,

Would you be ok with redeploying our troops back to Iraq in four years after the loss of hundreds of thousands, or perhaps millions of Iraqi lives?

As my father always taught me: 'Do it right the first time'

P. Bunyan:

"Last fall, the American people voted for a new direction in Iraq," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Of course the fact the many of the newly elected "democrats" were blue dogs who support victory in Iraq proves that Pelosi statement is false, but could you please explain, Lee, why they had to include 10's of billions of dollars of pork in the let the terrorists win bill in order to get those blue dogs to vote for it?

Paul Hamilton:

Heralder: Bush Sr *did* do the job right the first time. He formed a global coalition, accomplished his objectives and got the hell outta Dodge without things turning into a civil war. I didn't appreciate the first Gulf War at the time, but compared to this FUBAR, it was a work of art.


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