Friday, January 12, 2007

Voinovich - YES

"Not all of Baghdad is in a civil war."

Ohio Sen. George Voinovich writes letters to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers. Until now, he's said in those letters that the sacrifices Americans troops are making in Iraq are every bit the equal of those U.S. soldiers made in World War II. But Voinovich told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this afternoon that he's going to have to change his letter now. "I've gone along with the president on this, and I've bought into his dream," Voinovich said, his voice choking with emotion. "At this stage of the game, I don't think it's going to happen."

The Ohio Republican's delivery was more emotional than some of his colleagues', but the sentiment he expressed this afternoon was pretty much the same as the one Rice heard from most members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: The president has lost the American people and their representatives, and the new "way forward" he put forth last night isn't enough to win them over again.

Thank goodness SOMEONE's listening to the people!

Hattip: Shakes Sis.


Blogger Missouri Mule said...

Sorry, I just don't buy the crocodile tears of Voinovich. If anything, they were due his odds of getting re-elected if he didn't say something along those lines.

And just so I don't come off as too much of a hard-hearted-Hanna, I mailed the Condi a case of K-Y Jelly. Hey, with george as a "husband", and the drilling they gave her, she's gonna need it!

6:48 PM, January 12, 2007  
Blogger PeterofLoneTree said...

"I mailed the Condi a case of K-Y Jelly. Hey, with george as a "husband", and the drilling they gave her, she's gonna need it!" -- Missouri Mule

Mule, ol' goil, ya' better read I have no idea if Condi Rice is a lesbian over at Americablog.

8:09 PM, January 12, 2007  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Thanks for the link, PoLT.

She makes a good argument. heh

1:01 PM, January 13, 2007  
Blogger Missouri Mule said...

I don't really give a good rip if she's is indeed, "light in her Momolos".
Who else are his handlers gonna have coddle him ("Come here baby, who's your Daddy?")when he's raging and throwing one of his hissyfits? Apparently she's the one they push through the door when he must be confronted with the fact, how ever unpleasant, that the world is round.

What pisses me off is the conservatives's faux self-righteousness is, again, off point, as was Boxer's comment that her grandchildren would not be effected by these undeclared "wars on the world".
Yes, they may not be in any immediate danger of having to be put in harms way, but with this administration's blunders, gross oversights and outrageous spending habits, her grandchildren
suffering may indeed last longer than those who will die in wearing a uniform.
And the very clear and present danger of a Nuclear engagement would not only put Senator Boxer grandchildren in grave and perilous danger, but every child on this giant hair ball no matter what their age.

Anyway, I didn't mean to offend you, Gypsy. Hey, maybe Voinovich has seen the errors of his ways. Better late than never, eh?

3:38 PM, January 13, 2007  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Maybe it's the 2008 election epiphany: and all(well most) of the republicans and the rest of the dem hawks will get on the bandwagon to stop the war, throwing codpiece under the bus in the process. He left himself open by saying the mistakes - whatever they may be - are his.

6:43 AM, January 15, 2007  

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