Friday, November 18, 2005

Republicans Call Democrats
On Their Political Stunt

Yesterday, Murtha called for the United States to immediately withdraw it's troops from Iraq. This Viet Nam redux drumbeat has been increasing in intensity in recent weeks, with Democratic lawmakers falling all over each other to see who can sound more anti-War than the rest.

Well, tonight the Republicans called their bluff. Oh yeah? You guys want to talk like that? Well, let's just see if you're willing to put your vote where your words are.

No, they're not:

WASHINGTON - The House on Friday overwhelmingly rejected calls for an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq, a vote engineered by the Republicans that was intended to fail. Democrats derided the vote as a political stunt.

"Our troops have become the enemy. We need to change direction in Iraq," said Rep. John Murtha (news, bio, voting record) of Pennsylvania, a Democratic hawk whose call a day earlier for pulling out troops sparked a nasty, personal debate over the war.

The House voted 403-3 to reject a nonbinding resolution calling for an immediate troop withdrawal.

If Democrats thought that was a political stunt, then what is all their dovish talk. Their talk serves to weaken troop morale, and embolden our enemies. If they aren't willing to put their vote where their mouths are, then clearly, they are the ones who are pulling a political stunt.

Another reason I will probably never vote Democrat again in my life.