Wednesday, May 23, 2007

John "Bonehead" Bohner Wants Never-Ending War in Iraq

If you click on the link in the title for this entry, you can read an article about the Iraq funding resolution. This article contains the following quote from John Boehner, Minority Leader of the House, (R-OH):Democrats have finally conceded defeat in their effort to include mandatory surrender dates in a funding bill for the troops, so forward progress has been made for the first time in this four-month process.

Okay, so now we know Boehner's position: a bill that sets a timetable for American withdrawal from Iraq is setting a "surrender date." Now, here's the question that every Democrat and progressive who supports setting a timetable should be asking Bonehead and his kind: how much longer should the U.S. stay in Iraq? One year? Two years? Four years? A decade? How much longer should Americans expect to see their sons and daughters killed or wounded in Iraq and their tax dollars spent? And, if you are unwilling to answer that question, then aren't you for a never-ending Iraqi War by the United States?

If the Democrats bill set "surrender dates" then the Republican version of Iraq funding is a bill for unlimited war, a war with no recognized goals, no way to measure success, and no end in sight. Democrats need to make this point over and over: Republicans supporting Bush are supporting never-ending war in Iraq.

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