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Democrats Uniting on Iraq

by RonChusid

Kerry was a couple of months too early. The Washington Post reminds us that, “In June, the Senate voted 86 to 13 to reject a proposal by John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) that would have ordered Bush to bring most of the troops home within 13 months.”

Congressional Democrats are now unifying around the idea of getting out of Iraq:

After months of struggling to forge a unified stance on the Iraq war, top congressional Democrats joined voices yesterday to call on President Bush to begin withdrawing U.S. troops by the end of the year and to “transition to a more limited mission” in the war-torn nation.

The letter was signed by the following Democratic Congessional leaders:

Harry Reid, Senate Democratic Leader
Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Dick Durbin, Senate Assistant Democratic Leader
Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip
Carl Levin, Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee
Ike Skelton, Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee
Joe Biden, Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Tom Lantos, Ranking Member, House International Relations Committee
Jay Rockefeller, Vice Chairman, Senate Intelligence Committee
Jane Harman, Ranking Member, House Intelligence Committee
Daniel Inouye, Ranking Member, Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
John Murtha, Ranking Member, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

One Response to “Democrats Uniting on Iraq”

  1. “Arghhhhhhh!!!!!”
    Where were they last month?????

    Almost everyones’ complaining about the Democratic Party unifying it’s voice. I feel differently. All the Democratic Party has to do is to speak out strongly (Like JK) against the questionable policies of the Bush administration and the Congress members who support him regardless of common sense. I’ll save screenspace by not listing all these common sense issues, we all know what they are.
    Point is, if all these Dems started speaking out loudly and sounded convincing, the message that voters would get is “Anything is better than what we have now”. We need to see the debate shift from “should we vote Red or Blue?” to “Which Dem has the best solutions to the problems the GOP has created?”. People will accept some differences in “HOW” to fix America, but right now they want to know that there are elected officials with the guts and the savvy to make it happen when they are elected to a majority. The electorate is there for the taking if we all stand tall and grab it (IMHO of course ;)

    Javelin