Here they are, the ten democratic bastards that voted against H R 2956, the bill with the succinct title "To require the Secretary of Defense to commence the reduction of the number of United States Armed Forces in Iraq to a limited presence by April 1, 2008, and for other purposes". (Sometimes called just Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act.) Jerks. D.I.N.O's. Traitors to the Grandma with a Gavel, Nancy Pelosi.
This is a collection of the most indigo of the blue dog democrats. I spit, pa-tooey, in their direction. I mean, guys, who doesn't want to bring the troops home?
Hold on there, a second. Who's that guy, second from the left, last row? Is that...Dennis Kucinich? Voting against a troop withdrawal? Talk about a gut punch, eh libby bloggers who just loooooooooove to push Dennis Kucinich as a presidential contender? Crazy talk. Why in the heat of hades would Dennis side with the republicans on this one?
Why indeed. Thanks to Ted Stevens' fantastical tubes, I can look up what the hell Kucinich's name was doing in a roll call with 190 sump'n people with -R's behind their names.
Here's what Mr. Elizabeth Kucinich says:
“This bill will not end the war. This bill will not end the occupation. It doesn’t take a vote to end this war. We must inform the Administration that the $97 billion appropriated last month is the end of the financing for the war.
“Use the money that’s in the pipeline through October 1 to bring the troops home. Compel the President to put together an international peacekeeping and security force which would move in as our troops leave.
“We could have our troops home by October 1. The question is whether we are ready to take a stand to do that, or whether we are going to vote on resolutions that give the American people the appearance that we want to end the war, without actually addressing the central issue that will end the war. Stop the funding.”
So it is true. Kucinich has put himself way out there once again. He's no 'shit don't stink but their farts will give 'em away' democrat. Kucinich has got the shit.
For the record, Vic Snyder (third from the left, top row) voted against the resolution because he, too, feels the resolution was flawed. His statement is here.
On the other hand, John Barrow (the dork to the left of Snyder), Georgia, voted against because - and I am not making this up - "I think the timelines have to be the president’s" Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh.