Friday, May 25, 2007

The Vote

A lousy 14 Senators voted against the war funding bill. Just 14.

If you want to know who they are, go here. Clinton and Obama both voted against it (smart moves). There were two real surprises to me who also voted nay. One is Tom Coburn, the nutbar conservative from Oklahoma and the other is Mike Enzi, Republican of Wyoming. There are several Republicans who are listed as "Not voting", having likely taken a convenient powder that day. Chuck Schumer also was a not-voting ... convenient.

Six more soldiers were killed today. Looks like it's going to be a long hot summer in Iraq. Bush yesterday predicted a bloody summer given the insurgents know about the "September" conventional wisdom (isn't that essentially a timeline then?). How in the world will we know if "progress" is being made if Bush continually puts up the insurgent surge strawman everytime we talk about leaving?

It's nuts. My heart goes out to the soldiers and their families who are stuck in the unending violence and mayhem who in their heart of hearts have to know that it's all for nothing.

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