There has been a lot of grousing about our Capitulation Democrats these past few days. And deservedly so, in my opinion. But Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) has just stood up for America, our troops, and what's right. Details after the flip:
Recently back from his third trip from Iraq, Durbin declared in a speech to the Center for National Policy that members of Congress now face a "moral obligation" to stop funding for the war.
"More than on either of my earlier visits, I feel overwhelmed by the tragedy we have created—for Iraq, for its neighbors, for America’s image around the world, and for our troops," Durbin said.
"I used to think this war was our worst foreign policy mistake in a generation. Now I think it is our worst foreign policy mistake ever," he added.
Quoting a term he said Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) used in conversation with him, Durbin said every time Congress passes new funding for the war it is a "de facto re-authorization."
This is great, and is almost exactly what we've been saying around here the past week. Please give Senator Durbin a quick call to let him know how much we appreciate him standing up for America:
Durbin, Richard- (D - IL) Class II
309 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama can learn a lot about leadership from Senator Durbin. Our country is in trouble, and politics-as-usual is simply not enough.
THANK YOU, SENATOR DURBIN!