Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Latest Republican Stunt

The Republicans passed a resolution in the House that was a blatant political stunt:

H. RES. 612

Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to achieving victory in Iraq.


December 15, 2005
Mr. HYDE (for himself and Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN) submitted the following resolution



Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to achieving victory in Iraq.

Whereas the Iraqi election of December 15, 2005, the first to take place under the newly ratified Iraqi Constitution, represented a crucial success in the establishment of a democratic, constitutional order in Iraq; and

Whereas Iraqis, who by the millions defied terrorist threats to vote, were protected by Iraqi security forces with the help of United States and Coalition forces: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That--

(1) the House of Representatives is committed to achieving victory in Iraq;

(2) the Iraqi election of December 15, 2005, was a crucial victory for the Iraqi people and Iraq's new democracy, and a defeat for the terrorists who seek to destroy that democracy;

(3) the House of Representatives encourages all Americans to express solidarity with the Iraqi people as they take another step toward their goal of a free, open, and democratic society;

(4) the successful Iraqi election of December 15, 2005, required the presence of United States Armed Forces, United States-trained Iraqi forces, and Coalition forces;

(5) the continued presence of United States Armed Forces in Iraq will be required only until Iraqi forces can stand up so our forces can stand down, and no longer than is required for that purpose;

(6) setting an artificial timetable for the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq, or immediately terminating their deployment in Iraq and redeploying them elsewhere in the region, is fundamentally inconsistent with achieving victory in Iraq;

(7) the House of Representatives recognizes and honors the tremendous sacrifices made by the members of the United States Armed Forces and their families, along with the members of Iraqi and Coalition forces; and

(8) the House of Representatives has unshakable confidence that, with the support of the American people and the Congress, United States Armed Forces, along with Iraqi and Coalition forces, shall achieve victory in Iraq.

All the administration's talking points, in one handy resolution. And remember, if you vote against it, you are against victory. Who would be dumb enough to fall for this sort of grandstanding?

To: NormsRevenge

109 Democratic Congresspeople are committed to the idea of America losing in Iraq and handing Al Qaeda a victory there?? Tell me, what the hell is wrong with Americans who according to polls, if you believe them, want these absolutely vile, treasonous, satanic Democrats as the ones in control of the Congress??

36 posted on 12/16/2005 2:06:14 PM PST by MikeA
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The freepers, that's who!


ntodd said...

I think all wrong-thinking people are right.

The Kenosha Kid said...

But they're sick and tired of being told they are.