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  •  Imperial arrogance. Not funny. (3+ / 0-)
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    lazybum, tony26, Kino

    If "80%"  of the  country supported Bush's imperial war of choice at the outset,  then how many would still,  as Rahm Emanuel did years later after hundreds of thousands of lives and a trillion or so dollars wasted, still support it?  Ah,  but let's not distract ourselves from all the hilariousness of that lovely evening in 2005...  

    Emanuel was a major supporter of the Iraq War resolution that authorized the invasion of Iraq. Indeed, he was the only one of nine Democratic members of Congress from Illinois who backed granting Bush this unprecedented authority to invade a country on the far side of the world that was no threat to the United States at the time. Even more disturbingly, when asked by Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" whether he would have voted to authorize the invasion "knowing that there are no weapons of mass destruction," Emanuel answered that he indeed would have done so, effectively acknowledging that his support for the war was not about national security, but about oil and empire. Not surprisingly, he has also voted with the Republicans in support of unconditional funding to continue the Iraq War and has consistently opposed efforts by other Democrats to set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. occupation forces from that country and related Congressional efforts to end the war.

    I can only hope that Emanuel doesn't become a complete roadblock to peace,  which I happen to believe is one our our President-Elect's best instincts.

    "World peace through non-violent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed." MLK

    by SmedleyButlerUSMC on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 03:59:58 AM PST

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