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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 08:46 PM
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Democrats to force change in Iraq policy
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_el_ge/eln_dem...

Emboldened by their congressional election triumph and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's resignation, Democrats say they will use their new clout to force a change in Iraq policy and demand that President Bush start bringing troops home.

Rumsfeld's resignation and Bush's pledge to work with Democrats on issues facing the nation came after months of the president backing Rumsfeld and insisting the war in Iraq was on track. His arguments lost steam after voters catapulted Democrats to power in Tuesday's voting, giving Democrats control of both the House and Senate next year.

Democrats say they hope election gains would provide momentum for more than the fall of Rumsfeld.

First stop next year will be legislation calling for an undetermined number of troops to come home immediately. Though Democrats are divided over exactly what to propose, they say their effort will send a loud political signal to disgruntled U.S. voters, and to Iraqis to assume more responsibility.


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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 08:54 PM
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1. bring home ALL the troops and end U.S. imperialism in the ME....
Now is the time to fundamentally fix U.S. foreign policy for the twenty-first century.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 09:09 PM
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2. Helloooo out there!
Is this not what we've been waiting to hear?
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 09:20 PM
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3. NOT NEARLY ENOUGH!!!
Edited on Thu Nov-09-06 09:21 PM by noahmijo
I just wanted to be the first to say it :)


Okay so let's see Democrats are going to demand bush start bringing troops home PUH-LEEZE!! we get them elected and there they go pussyfooting away on the issue not being strong enough showing no conviction of implementing change in Iraq no desire to bring the troops home LALALALALALALALA ::plugs fingers in ears::: don't confuse me with the facts!! It so proves it the fact that Bush had to fire Rumsfeld moments before Dems win...just shows the Dems' weakness I mean they should've fired him during the first commercial break but instead they lost their chance to fire Rumsfeld during the second commercial break so while drooling over Olive Garden's new menu I had to be interrupted by a special update to be notified of the Dem failure to fire him during the first break.


It's just all over folks really it is there is no change coming I'm tellin ya.

:ultra-sarcasm off:
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 09:44 PM
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4. Wonder why this isn't generating more interest.
Hrm.
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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 10:16 PM
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5. thanks for posting this
:kick: :patriot:
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 10:20 PM
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6. Solutions? Progress? Hearings?
No chance to bash a Dem or DUer? Booor-iing! :)

Thanks for posting. I didn't see it earlier. Sounds very good. I also heard they might reject Bolton. If so, that's a very good sign of things to come.
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