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Dems Warn Bush

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Posted on Jan 5, 2007
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Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid sent a joint letter to the president on Friday, warning him that they would fully resist any effort to send more troops to Iraq: “Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain.”


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“We want to do everything we can to help Iraq succeed in the future but, like many of our senior military leaders, we do not believe that adding more U.S. combat troops contributes to success,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader, wrote to Mr. Bush.

“Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain,” the Democrats’ letter said.

Also reiterating his deep opposition to any troop increases was Senator Russell D. Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin. “The administration refuses to acknowledge the devastating impact that keeping our brave troops in Iraq is having on our national security, and now the president is considering sending even more troops,” Mr. Feingold said in a statement.

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By G. Anderson, January 6, 2007 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment
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Warnings won’t work on this guy.

It’s like nicely asking an a hungry grissley to
stay away from your picnic.

Words mean nothing to him.

My question is, what are you going to do when he orders more troops to Iraq.

After all he is the commander in chief.

Will impeachment still be off the table?

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By HeadlessHessian, January 6, 2007 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment
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Militarily speaking…it depends.  If you are talking in range of adding another division then I agree.  Its not enough!!!!  If you are talking about another 5 divisions then that is different.  Of course this is all predicated on the mission.  Additionally, if you are talking about Maliki being able to stop us from doing what we need to do, ala Sadr city, then up yours(Malaki), bring ‘em home.  We dont need your kiss-Muqtada-ass attitude.
Finally, I never believed in this *&^%@# war anyhow.  So lets quit screwing around and bring them home.  If we (USA) had concentrated this amount of ‘war’ and monetary effort against bin Laden we would have had his ass by now.  ‘Dead or alive’, remember that?  But oh no!  @&^$# Dubyah had to go and piss that away too.  I hate this president…I mean really hate this )(*$^# little bastard!

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By George S Semsel, January 6, 2007 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment
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While I am pleased at the Democrats’ response to Bush’s call for more troops, etc., etc., I am waiting for a sharper, clearer note from those for whom I voted. As has been articulated in the past, actions speak much louder than words. If it doesn’t come, the Democrats should not send me another e-mail.

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By Rodney Matthews, January 6, 2007 at 11:26 am Link to this comment
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You can’t warn a madman and expect him to listen.Hitler didn’t listen. Stop the funding and begin impeachment proceedings. That’s the only way to stop his egotisical obcession with war and killing. This win at all costs no matter how many American soldiers die is dangerous.
This is not a sporting event. The human and financial costs are enormous. Democrats finally show some balls ang do what we elected you to do. We don’t need a party of Bush lite. We need a party of Bush cutting as in war funding.

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By DennisD, January 6, 2007 at 8:42 am Link to this comment
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Talk is cheap - cut off the funding and start the impeachment proceedings NOW. Anything less sounds like one hand clapping.

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By Michael, January 6, 2007 at 5:06 am Link to this comment
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I was diametrically opposed to this war from the very begining, and I was shocked by the lack of knowledge and understanding displayed by almost all of our elected representatives, from both major parties. In general I am opposed to war as solution in any circumstance, however now that we are in it, we have a moral and humanitarian obligation to stay in the fight. If we leave now there will be a blood bath of our making as horrible as the world has ever seen, we must stay in the fight!

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By Othgard, January 5, 2007 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment
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Well, gee. I hope they can keep this up. AIPAC certainly doesn’t like this - Israel is desperate to keep America pinned in Iraq and headed toward war with Iran. Will Pelosi bow to the Israel lobby? We’ll see.

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By Marte L., January 5, 2007 at 8:22 pm Link to this comment
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Finally, Finally some people with sanity in a position of power. Go get’m and make them squirm!! Its about time someone had the cahonas to stand up to the “Idiot in Chief”.

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By Quy Tran, January 5, 2007 at 7:33 pm Link to this comment
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To save our young fellows dying in vain in Iraq is your SOLE and ABSOLUTE mission in Senate and House.

Stop sending more troops to Iraq immediately due to the stupidity of this immoral, criminal administration.

Secondly, bring justice to all guys who pushed our young men to death for nothing.

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By biggaloe, January 5, 2007 at 5:55 pm Link to this comment
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Sending more troops to “fix” Bush’s Blunder is
like putting lipstick on a pig - all you do is waste the lipstick and make the pig mad!

Those that call for the removal of our troops from the middle east are correct in their assertion that we can not make the world over in our image.

We’re all brainwashed from birth to believe that
we are always right, and militarism is the answer
to all our problems. The Beast will always find justification for creating enemies real or imagined.

It’s time to grow up, drop the imperialistic
dream of global empire, and realize that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

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