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November 12, 2006

Howard Dean

Unelected Howard Dean says that we are going to leave Iraq. I just watched him on Fox with Chris Wallace. He says it's time we cut our losses.

So folks, President Bush was right - the Democrats are all about cut and run.

I am furious that the leftist part of the Democrat party think they rule the country now. They don't.

President Bush, I have one word: Veto!

Posted by Beth at November 12, 2006 09:58 AM

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I think Pelosi said "bend over" and dubya asked "how far?" I really liked him... and depended on him to be someone that maybe he's not...?

How far will his 'go along to get along' strategy go?

The whole thing is dadgum disenchanting, is what it is.

Posted by: pam at November 12, 2006 11:16 AM

The sad thing about a veto is that if it comes down to the dem-controlled congress making a budget without Iraq expenses in it, there's absolutely nothing Bush can do about it. A veto would just mean there's no budget, not that there would be funding to continue.

Posted by: FbL at November 12, 2006 11:29 AM

Cut our losses?

How about supporting our victories, instead?

Posted by: Harvey at November 12, 2006 02:40 PM

Howard Dean was ELECTED- clearly you don't know how the process works. Within the Democratic Party, we choose represetatives to the DNC by a vote and they and the state party chairs who are ALSo elected, vote on the DNC Chair... (maybe the GOP annoints their leaders like Mehlman- But we ELECT our leaders)

And Before Howard made his comments about Iraq he had confirmation from our Democratic House Leadership.

The only thing that we can gain between leaving now and leaving someday in the Bush-ite Future is more body bags... But maybe that is what people like you want.

Posted by: lshannon at November 13, 2006 12:49 AM

Well, unless you're being deliberately obtuse, LS, SWWBO was referring to the fact that Dr. Dean holds no *publicly* elected office. He's the Democrat Party's club president, in essence.

But, if you're suggesting that he does advocate the Democrat Party's official, sanctioned, policy for Iraq there are several implications.

1. SWWBO was right in her post, despite your sidestep on the "elected" issue.

2. The party lied to the American people prior to the election, as that wasn't the explicitly stated policy. Oh, wait, I'm wrong, there never *was* an explicitly stated policy, and now they're grasping to develop one... and one that has little to nothing to do with the actual issue of Iraq and the future - except as it needs to be crafted for one purpose only - to keep the Congress and gain the White House, all other considerations being secondary.

3. Body bags? Well, if nothing else, if that's what you're going to reduce us to, a fondness for body bags over any other substance, she at least has standing here. She's a former soldier, married to a retired soldier, daughter-in-law to a retired soldier.

And on Memorial Day, I toast 17 "absent companions" from.this.war.alone, just having added two to the list last week.

So yeah, we've got some idea of the cost. Possibly at an emotional level far deeper than yours, if you don't know anybody except the numbers.

Since Democrats seem so medal-focused, there are 8 Purple Hearts in my family. And two Silver Stars. (None of them mine, for the record. I wasn't shot at nearly as much as my father and grandfather were, and I did it in an age of body armor.)

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at November 13, 2006 06:54 AM

On other relevant thought - I've been elected to the boards of two charities and one service club... can I now call myself an "elected official" to make my policy pronouncements kewler?

Of course not. Which is SWWBO's point about Dr. Dean.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at November 13, 2006 06:57 AM

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