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Friday, January 14, 2005

Lynn Woolsey Gets It

posted by Jazz at 1/14/2005 07:31:00 AM


In addition to Woolsey, apparently fifteen other Democrats "get it." It's just a pity that the number is so small.

16 Dems urge Bush to start pullout from Iraq
Sixteen House Democrats led by Rep. Lynn Woolsey of Petaluma called on President Bush on Wednesday to begin the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, just as some administration supporters are starting to question the wisdom of staying the course in the war.

Woolsey and the other House Democrats, including Reps. Sam Farr of Carmel, Pete Stark of Fremont and Barbara Lee of Oakland, urged the administration to move swiftly.

"While it may be logistically difficult to immediately remove every American soldier, we urge you to take immediate action to begin the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. This is the only way to truly support our troops,'' said the letter signed by Woolsey and her colleagues.

Can you imagine? Somebody in Washington has finally admitted that the true way to "support our troops" is to get them out of the terrorist firing range which The Worst President Ever has created by invading the sovereign nation of Iraq on false pretenses.

The House Democrats, all of them longtime critics of Bush's Iraq policies, said the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003 had stirred anti-American sentiments among Iraqis and other Arabs, made Iraqis and foreigners in the country less safe and "intensified the rage of the extremist Muslim terrorists.''

"By removing our troops from the country, we will remove the main focus of the insurgents' rage,'' the letter added.

They should be careful. In these times of madness, talking sanely like that in Washington can result in some pretty stiff penalties.

In reaction, noted Mars resident Hugh Hewitt immediately takes up the favored Bush policy of scare tactics. "[T]he consequences of allowing the left to succeed won't be two million dead Cambodians and hundreds of thousands of imprisoned South Vietnamese or boat people. This time surrender will mean dead Americans in American cities." Yep... and the smoking gun is a mushroom cloud, right Baby Hughy?