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  •  Keep it Simple (2+ / 0-)
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    SeanF, Elise

    I don't feel to angry these days.  If the Democrats had the power to end the war, but didn't, I'd be raging.  But as it is, nothing has happened that wasn't easily predictable last fall when we won a few seats in Congress.

    Sure, we won a majority of seats, but we didn't win enough seats to end the war.  Now, the war isn't ending, and all these fools are running around acting like Democrats failed us.

    No, the American voters failed us.  They didn't vote enough Democrats into office to end the war.  The blame lays squarely on their shoulders, not ours, and not the shoulders of anyone who voted for the war.

    The war is owned by only one group of people: those who voted (R) last fall.  My brother, his wife, and her family: they are responsible for the dead bodies in Bagdhad, they are responsible for the disintegration of Iraq, and they are responsible for possibly ending the superpower status of the United States of America.

    The Democrats -- all of us -- are innocent.  We voted to end this war, but the President's veto pen, and the Republicans who failed to override that veto, forced it to continue.  It's no more complicated than that.

    •  Keep it Delusional (0+ / 0-)

      It'll keep you from having to wake up and smell the legislative process.  Congress WRITES the legislation.    It could have continued to send the same bill back.  The veto would be on Georgie's back and there would be a face-off.  The political carnage would be committed now instead of being postponed yet again.  Why should it have happened now?  

      You see, there's these little details like American soldiers and Iraqi citizens.  

      An occupation which has provided a training ground and recruiting center for terrorists.

      The irresistible temptation to deny the geneva convention, habeas corpus and indulge in torture.  

      •  Insanity (0+ / 0-)

        So we should keep sending the bill back for a veto, let it get vetoed, send it back, let that get vetoed, send it back again, let it get vetoed again . . . until when exactly?

        We all know what the definition of doing something over and over again and expecting different results is, right?

        Congress can write all the legislation in the world, but only a President can sign a bill into law.  I'm not sure what the complicated part of this is.

        I'm sorry that so many Americans are stupid enough to vote Republican still, but they are, and until that changes, it's silly to think that "America has turned on the war" or any such nonsense.  At least a third of the country is still gung-ho for this war, and until that changes, our legislative system gaurantees that we will be powerless to change the course of the war in any major way without a new President.  

        America has not turned on the war, only about 60% of us have.  And that's hardly enough to make a difference, because one simple fact, which happens to make our country great, even when dealing with frustrations like the current one.  One little, simple fact:

        WE ARE NOT A MAJORITY-RULE NATION

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