Saturday, February 09, 2008

Pelosi and Reid Ratchet up their Campaign of Capitulation


Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone Magazine gets it right:

"Elected to end the war, Democrats have surrendered to Bush on Iraq and betrayed the peace movement for their own political ends...Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have completed one of the most awesome political collapses since Neville Chamberlain. At long last, the Democratic leaders of Congress have publicly surrendered on the Iraq War, just one year after being swept into power with a firm mandate to end it."

The really tragic thing about the Democratic surrender on Iraq is that it's now all but guaranteed that the war will be off the table during the presidentialcampaign. Once again — it happened in 2002, 2004 and 2006 — the Democrats have essentially decided to rely on the voters to give them credit for being anti-war, despite the fact that, for all the noise they've made to the contrary, in the end they've done nothing but vote for war and cough up every dime they've been asked to give, every step of the way.


The Democrats have systematically taken over the anti-war movement, packing the nation's leading group with party consultants more interested in attacking the GOP than ending the war.

Their is no question that political hacks Pelosi and Reid have traded American lives for perceived political expediency. Beyond that grisly detail, the sad double irony here is that not only have the lives of Americans been needlessly ended by a warmongering President, but they may very well have been doubly wasted in a fruitless effort by a pair of narcissistic partisan sycophants who traded American blood and lives for a McCain presidency - guaranteed to mire us in a "100 years of war."



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