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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 03:10 PM
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44. How's this for context
She voted for an illegal, immoral war that has killed tens of thousands of innocents. In doing so, she not only went against the will of her constituents, but against the will of the American people. The overwhelming majority of Americans(68%) were not wanting to take any action, including a vote on the IWR, until the inspectors had gone in and done their job. Millions of people across the country and worldwide were out in the streets, loudly saying no. Messages by phone, fax snail and email were running 268-1 against the IWR. And yet in direct opposition to this sentiment, Hillary voted for the IWR.

Furthermore, she has and does continue to support this illegal, immoral war through her consistent votes in favor of continuing to fund it. De-funding the war wouldn't leave our soldiers "high and dry", it would simply force the Pentagon to bring them home. There can be no more comprehensive solution until American forces are gone from Iraq, it is that simple. Our continued presence only exacerbates an already disasterous situation, and more of the same ol' same ol' isn't going to help one damn iota. It is time for the troops to come ASAP. Do we need to work with multi lateral organizations in order to help the Iraqis? Yes. Do we need to pay back reparations for all of the destruction and loss of life that we have caused, by all means. But first and foremost we have got to stop the bleeding, and the only way to do this is to bring the troops home now. This same sort of arguement was bounced around for years prior to our leaving Vietnam, and sadly Democrats, Humphrey among them, played the same game. And look where it got us, four more years of war, and millions more killed. Do you really want to play out such stupidity and immorality again? Can you learn any lesson from history?

And no, I'm not the first to express the sentiment concerning Hillary, and other Democrats, putting their career ahead of innocent lives. Yes, I voted for Kerry(actually it was more like against Bush), albeit reluctantly. But at least Kerry had the good goddamn grace to admit what he did was a mistake, and was working on a solution to get us the hell out of there. Hillary has made no such admission, and has come up with no concrete plan to get us out of Iraq.

Now if you wish to press for Hillary's nomination in the primary, and vote for her in the Presidential election, that is entirely between you and your conscience. Mine will not let me vote for an unrepentant war monger who puts her career ahead of innocent lives. I refuse to have such blood on my hands, but hey, if you can do so, you are a stronger man than I Gunga Dhin.
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