Marching Towards a Red November
HT to Political Pistachio for this story:
The vote was 256-153 (42 democrats broke party ranks to join the GOP, voting for the measure) approving a nonbinding resolution that praises U.S. troops, and labels the Iraq war part of the larger global fight against terrorism and states that a date for withdrawal is not in the national interest.
House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that, "Retreat is not an option in Iraq. Achieving victory is our only option, for the American people and our kids."
The Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi of California, made a number of pleas and anti-Bush remarks, including: "It's time to face the facts, the war in Iraq has been a mistake. I say, a grotesque mistake."
Doesn't matter what she says. The proof is in the vote.
The vote in the Senate was 93-6, yet another overwhelming majority.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, predicted that terrorism would spread around the world, and eventually reach the United States if America were to "cut and run" before Iraq can defend itself.
In a radio interview Vice President Cheney said that the war was "in part responsible" for the absence of terrorist attacks in the United States since the September 11, 2001 strikes. Cheney also said that U.S. soldiers involved in alleged atrocities in Iraq should be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and predicted that the Republican Party would win November congressional elections (as opposed to the Democrat's cries that the Republicans will lose badly because public opinion polls say so).
The TrekMedic applauds this post and simply adds:
Those would be the same public opinion polls taken by researchers underwritten by the leftist MSM press, right?