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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-25-07 10:18 AM
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29. Puhleeze, the Democratic leadership has the means to end this war in their hands
And rather than exercising it, they are playing political games while people die. Sorry, but that isn't doing the best you can, far from it. If they were doing the best they could, they would be holding up all supplemental war funding bills in committee, and be out on the bully pulpit explaining to the American people that they were doing what we dictated to them to do, bringing the troops home ASAP.

Instead they fiddle while Iraq burns and people die.

Yes, this was Bush's war, but with the Dems initially enabling it with their votes for the IWR, and their ongoing actions now funding that war, they too have blood on their hands.

It is past time that we hold them accountable. How much blood are you willing to let flow while they continue to play politics?
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  -So I slept on it. Did not want to react emotionally, I have no problem with our leadership Nimrod2005  May-25-07 07:43 AM   #0 
  - not me  peacebird   May-25-07 07:47 AM   #1 
  - Obama is all talk, and no leadership, what a let down.  landonb16   May-25-07 07:53 AM   #2 
  - I've been saying this about our so-called front-runners for weeks, now.  Clark2008   May-25-07 07:55 AM   #3 
  - It was pretty much the same during the Alito vote  depakid   May-25-07 04:07 PM   #34 
  - What you said! nt  babylonsister   May-25-07 07:59 AM   #4 
  - Who are the "Cheney" Dems..give me names...  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 08:04 AM   #7 
     - DLC Dems, Dick/Lieberman/Cheney Dems  peacebird   May-25-07 08:06 AM   #8 
        - Names?....n/t  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 08:27 AM   #18 
  - It is not bush's war when we pay the price in lives lost and money  mmonk   May-25-07 08:01 AM   #5 
  - Thanks for rejoining the land of sanity and rationality..  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 08:03 AM   #6 
  - thank you.  unpossibles   May-25-07 08:07 AM   #9 
  - It was simply impossible to get the votes...It is that simple.  Nimrod2005   May-25-07 08:08 AM   #10 
     - They could have gambled and sent it up there again..  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 08:24 AM   #15 
        - Thank you! nt  Nimrod2005   May-25-07 09:36 AM   #27 
  - John Kerry posted an excellent diary at dailykos  NewYorkerfromMass   May-25-07 08:09 AM   #11 
  - Excellent!  Nimrod2005   May-25-07 10:52 AM   #31 
  - What's unacceptable is  mmonk   May-25-07 08:10 AM   #12 
  - We don't have the numbers to send a veto proof bill..  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 08:25 AM   #16 
     - Here we go again. I guess it's because politicians use this line to try and escape  mmonk   May-25-07 08:48 AM   #22 
        - Then why is everybody so pissed about the bill?  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 09:07 AM   #24 
           - I guess since we have too many who support bush and Cheney  mmonk   May-25-07 09:14 AM   #25 
              - Why do you say it's not meaningful?  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 09:26 AM   #26 
  - I respectfully disagree.  H2O Man   May-25-07 08:11 AM   #13 
  - Give It A Few More Days  KharmaTrain   May-25-07 08:13 AM   #14 
  - They did get some things in return..  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 08:27 AM   #17 
  - I'm With You There...We Could Have Gotten Something For The Veterans  KharmaTrain   May-25-07 08:42 AM   #21 
  - I agree - the fall bill can not be held hostage to a veto. Pass again but strip out  papau   May-25-07 08:32 AM   #19 
     - Change The Framing Of The Debate  KharmaTrain   May-25-07 08:38 AM   #20 
        - Agreed, the ball is now back in Bush's court...  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 09:06 AM   #23 
        - Bingo, well said.  Nimrod2005   May-25-07 09:37 AM   #28 
  - Puhleeze, the Democratic leadership has the means to end this war in their hands  MadHound   May-25-07 10:18 AM   #29 
  - Perhaps they need 60 votes to just bring the bill forward if there is an objection - The GOP  papau   May-25-07 04:05 PM   #33 
  - the leadership could do it, but its not what the public supports  onenote   May-25-07 04:14 PM   #36 
     - Actually most people are in favor of just what I spoke of  MadHound   May-26-07 06:53 AM   #38 
        - actually, they're not.  onenote   May-26-07 07:22 AM   #39 
           - Different source, same answer  MadHound   May-27-07 07:48 AM   #40 
  - Arrrrrggggg!!!! (runs around screaming) What?????  Javaman   May-25-07 10:31 AM   #30 
  - We don't have a veto proof majority, you knew that right?  Nimrod2005   May-25-07 10:54 AM   # 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   May-25-07 10:54 AM   #32 
  - Those talking points are so worn out.  notsodumbhillbilly   May-25-07 04:10 PM   #35 
     - So educate us then..  Virginia Dare   May-25-07 04:16 PM   #37 

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