Staying the Course

I’m so shocked. “The Senate rejected a call for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq by year's end on Thursday as Congress erupted in impassioned, election-year debate over a conflict that now has claimed the lives of 2,500 American troops.”

The proposal suggested leaving “only forced that are critical to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces” in Iraq until 2007, but Republicans argued that the war is “key to winning the global struggle against terrorism.” So what if it is? (Even though it isn’t.) How does slowly minimizing our troop strength, thereby signaling we don’t intend to be a permanent occupying force, undermine the war?

Congress has become a giant asylum for the criminally insane where we pay the interned hefty fees to take us all down with them.

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