Friday, January 12, 2007

On our new Iraq Plan:

A "fool's paradise," was how Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, who hours earlier had announced his Democratic presidential candidacy, described Iraq policy.

"A tragic mistake," in the words of Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, the committee chairman and White House hopeful.

And this, from a Republican with presidential ambitions: "The most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam." Sen. Chuck Hagel (news, bio, voting record) of Nebraska was talking about Bush's speech Wednesday night announcing the troop increase.

Hagel has opposed the Bush policy for some time. But Sen. Bill Nelson (news, bio, voting record), a moderate Democrat from Florida, has supported it. No more.

"I have not been told the truth," Nelson said. "I have not been told the truth over and over again." *

Rep Nelson, the easier and truthier way to say it is: I've been lied to over and over again.

It's time to Govern, Sir, and you cannot govern well if you leave your spine at home. It takes truth and honesty to govern well. And I say to you sir, you must for the sake of this country govern well.

*emphasis mine


Blogger robin andrea said...

Yes, a simple and profound difference in what Nelson said. I wish he had used the correct word.

Chuck Hagel makes me very nervous. I think he's positioning himself left of the prez to draw moderate republicans to him. He's really quite a conservative, and there's some suspicion that he stole his first election (he beat a popular democratic incumbent) by using his family's company's Diebold voting machines. He's a scary guy.

10:43 AM, January 12, 2007  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

We need the dems to get together and talk about what their words are actually saying. Are they aware how it makes them look like weenies?

12:41 PM, January 12, 2007  

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