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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:09 PM

Our two Senators, Sen. Inouye and Senator Akaka, voted against the Iraq war resolution.

They knew better, and so did most of the rest of us.

Thank you Senator Akaka and Senator Inouye for doing the right thing. Aloha pau'ole.

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Reply Our two Senators, Sen. Inouye and Senator Akaka, voted against the Iraq war resolution. (Original post)
mahina Feb 2013 OP
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #1
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #2
Laurian Feb 2013 #4
zazen Feb 2013 #3
mahina Feb 2013 #5

Response to mahina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:14 PM

1. I was living in housing at the time

I remember.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:20 PM

2. Below is the whole list


UNITED STATES SENATE

In the Senate, the 21 Democrats, one Republican and one Independent who courageously voted their consciences in 2002 against the War in Iraq were:

* Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii)
* Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico)
* Barbara Boxer (D-California)
* Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia)
* Lincoln Chaffee (R-Rhode Island)
* Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota)
* Jon Corzine (D-New Jersey)
* Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota)
* Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
* Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
* Bob Graham (D-Florida)
* Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)
* Jim Jeffords (I-Vermont)
* Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts)
* Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)
* Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
* Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland)
* Patty Murray (D-Washington)
* Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)
* Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland)
* Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan)
* The late Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota)
* Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)

and 133 U.S. House members here: http://usliberals.about.com/od/liberalleadership/a/IraqNayVote.htm



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:36 PM

4. That list reflects people I've admired for

their positions on this and other issues. Sure wish we had more like them.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:21 PM

3. that would have been three had Wellstone survived

But we're not supposed to speculate about his demise, in polite conversation.

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Response to zazen (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:15 PM

5. Yeah, I read you.

I have a really hard time swallowing that loss...he was the best of us. He would have fought his heart out to stop that war, and I bet he would have prevailed.



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