Friday, September 21, 2007

Republican Senators Walk Off The Cliff . . . Again.

Sometimes having a majority means squat and the United States Senate is a perfect example. Three very important issues faced this body, this past week and in spite of strong public support, the Republican minority was able to kill them. In some cases, by only four votes.

The issues were:

• A bill that would have allowed military detainees the right to protest their detention in federal court.

• An amendment to a defense bill that would have required troops spend as much time at home training with their units as they spend deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

• A bill that would have brought the majority of troops stationed in Iraq home within 9 months.

It seems as if there's a wrong side of an issue to be on, most Republican Senator's will line up to be on it.

Afterall, why should a foriegn detainee have access to the same legal rights that we enjoy? And is Iraq really so terrible that our troops need time away from it? Afterall, it's sunny and hot. How many Americans would love to have fun in the sun during a cold bitter winter?

It's ridiculous, of course.

But once again, instead of doing what's in the best interest of our troops, or upholding a founding principle of our nation, they instead drink the Kool-Aid and line up behind a man who not only doesn't know that Nelson Mandela is alive but thinks that he was somehow associated with Iraq.

The only thing missing from the Republicn schtick is a snappy, "Heil!"


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