Wednesday, March 28, 2007

DECIDING TO END THE ETERNAL WAR

This is good. The Senate & Congress, led by surprisingly ballsy Democrats and a few really ballsy GOPers, like Chuck Hegel Hagel (***thanks to George***), have actually passed the promised "Get The Fuck Out Iraq" Bill. Nice.

Of course, President Camacho will veto it, since he vetoes only those bills that are (a) sensible and (b) representative of the will of the American People. But, as the Decider himself might say, Bring It On!

Because the Dems (plus HegelHagel & Gordon Smith) are talking up a fight. According to Harry Reid:
"We would hope that the president understands how serious we are . . . . Rather than making all the threats that he has, let's work with him and see if he can give us some ideas how we can satisfy the wishes of a majority of the Senate, the majority of the House and move forward."
Ok. Not exactly a toss of the gauntlet, but better than the last 4 years' standard "Thank you sir, may I have another."

HegelHagel added:
"We have misunderstood, misread, misplanned and mismanaged our honorable intentions in Iraq with an arrogant self-delusion reminiscent of Vietnam."
Not bad. The quadruple "mis," followed by an "I" alliteration comes off a bit heavy-handed, but the spirit's there. I'd also leave the "we" off from the "arrogant self-delusion." I know that Bush thinks of himself & his country through the royal we, but let's not encourage that, huh?

Anyhow, Bush'll veto this, and the Dems won't get the votes to override. But with all the chatter about Constitional Crises and such, I wanna see this go to the next level. As we all know, Congress and not the Prez controls the purse-strings. If the C-in-C decides to veto a time-table over the war he not only prosecutes but has declared, then here's hoping the Congress decides to veto the funding he needs to continue.

Or even better, veto his presidency.

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6 Comments:

Blogger DED said...

It's too bad that the Dems couldn't do it without buying votes with pork. It would've made the bill seem more like taking the moral high ground than bribery. But that's DC.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Yes, as Georgie keeps saying lately, lots of politics in DC.

12:28 PM  
Blogger George said...

I typo all the time (including in my comments here) so shouldn't point this out, but Hagel isn't smart enough to be Hegel.

Word verification: "pocyx" as in "a pocyx" on all your houses."

1:40 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Corrections duly noted. And corrected.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Toast said...

I really think your comparison is unfair to President Camacho. Remember, when the protagonist demonstrated that water would bring the crops back, Camacho changed his mind.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

This is true. I couldn't help but like Prez Camacho at the end of the day.

Those wrasslin' porn-star chief execs are ok.

That said, I'm sure you can see why I felt the comparison was apt nonetheless.

7:52 PM  

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