Friday, May 04, 2007

As Top Republican Candidates Support Iraq War Continuation Hillary's Proposal's time has come!

The major Republican presidential candidates, in their first joint appearance on a national stage, endorsed the war in Iraq and vowed to fight on to victory. "We must win in Iraq," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "If we withdraw, there will be chaos, there will be genocide, and they will follow us home." The war was "terribly mismanaged," McCain said, but now "it's on the right track." My words: That is all Bullshit!
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who both gave strong performances in their nationally televised debuts as presidential prospects, joined McCain in support of the war. "If we leave in the wrong way, the Iranians could grab the Shia south, or al-Qaeda could play a dominant role among the Sunnis, or you could have the border with Turkey destabilized by the Kurds - and, as a result, you could have regional conflict develop," said Romney. "We could have to come back again." It would be a "terrible mistake," said Giuliani, to "retreat in the face of terrorism." My Words: More absolute Bullshit!

Among the 7 other republican Presidential Candidates I at least heard some sense. libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, overtly rejected the Bush administration's Iraq policy, Tommy Thompson suggested that the U.S. should withdraw its forces if Iraqis ask the Americans to leave after a national Referendum, Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said the U.S. should broker a political solution that would divide Iraq along sectarian lines into three federated areas Tom Tancredo R from Colorado rightly said Iraqi's must summon the strength to defend themselves.
I do not have to tell you that McCain, Romney, and Giuliani, all appear to be brain-dead at least in regard to reality in Iraq. They reinforce the knowledge that we cannot afford to have another Republican President and I am confident that we will not barring another stolen election. I am sick of the Political Bullshit! Everything they warn of if we withdraw is already the case. We must withdraw, there will be chaos, there will be genocide, and they will follow us home whether we leave today or 100 years from now. Bush guaranteed a loss the day he diverted from Afghanistan to attack Iraq in order to get boots on the ground in the middle east. He will not leave until he finds his excuse to attack Iran and finish establishing what he thinks will be "his" new order in the middle east.
I just this second got off the phone with the VA Pharmacy after ordering a prescription refill. The Pharmacist asked about my sons and told me her husband a 2 term Vietnam veteran who after doing 30 years was called back in and had to go to Iraq. Her 3 sons were also recalled and she was concerned that Bush will pull her police officer son back in if things get worse. I would have liked to ally her fears but firmly believe Bush will worsen the situation unless we can stop him.
With that in mind many of you know that much of the world expected Bush to attack Iran in April and those of you that have read my diaries know that I expect it some time in the fall. That brings me to Hillary's proposal that I know has been discussed before but now that we are in control of Congress I think it is doable and whatever Republicans want to play games and call it, it is the right thing to do.
Democratic Sens. Clinton of New York and Robert Byrd of West Virginia announced they would introduce legislation that would require the president to seek a reauthorization from Congress to extend the military effort in Iraq beyond October 11, 2007.
"If the president will not bring himself to accept reality, it is time for Congress to bring reality to him," Clinton said in a speech on the Senate floor.
How to seek to force a vote on the measure on this proposal l has not been decided but I firmly believe they better hurry up before Bush beats them to the punch and deepens our commitment in the middle east. The warmonger is running out of time.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Gort said...

I agree that most of them said neverending war is the answer. Ron Paul was the only one that sounded sane.

an average patriot said...

Hi gort
It blows me away that anyone regardless of party can think the total chaos Bush guaranteed for Iraq and the entire middle east can be avoided.
The political childish games must stop and these idiots better wake up before it is too late if it is not already,
This entire subject is very long, deep, and convoluted. I would love to discuss it with you or anyone. I just wish the truth mattered today.