The Senate took a vote today on whether to cut-and-run from Iraq.
From Associated Press:
The war was "a grotesque mistake," [said] the Democratic House leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California. "The administration continues to dig a hole. They refuse to come up and see the light," she said.
"Is it al-Qaida or is it America? Let the voters take note of this debate," said Republican Rep. Charles Norwood of Georgia, attacking war critics as defeatists who do not deserve re-election.
In the Senate vote today, of 99 voting senators, only John Kerry (D-MA), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Robert Byrd (D-WV), Tom Harkin (D-IA), and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) voted for the bill.
Suddenly their steadfast commitment to a "cut-and-run" strategy to win the war sounds like, "Uh, er, mmmm, well, hmmm..."
I could have sworn I heard the Left crying and moaning that we needed to get out of Iraq like "yesterday." Instead of "Get the troops out of Iraq," I guess now it's "Get my foot out of my mouth."
Maybe even they (the ones in Washington, that is) don't really want to cut and run; they just want to use the war as a vehicle to make Bush look bad. Don't get me wrong, they'd cut and run in a heartbeat if it was up to them, because the Left are natural cowards in the face of evil, but they realize that even though they've demonized the war for over 3 years, the American people still aren't going to stand for cowardice.
Their Left feet must be taking up all the space in their mouths, because there certainly isn't any money where the Left's mouth is.