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View Poll Results: Should There Be A Time Table For American Troop WithDraw From Iraq
Yes, And It Should Be Announced To The World 11 57.89%
Yes, But It Should NOT Be Announced. 6 31.58%
No 2 10.53%
Not Sure 0 0%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-17-2007, 05:25 AM
 
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If they do not fund the war the troops will have to go home. It does not take a bill passed and signed to not fund the war, it involves not approving anything.

The Republicans know that next year the Democrats will cave again and finally approve more funding and Bush will win. The anti war democrats will be afraid they will be seen as not supporting the troops so they give in at the 11th hour and pass a bill giving Bush what he needs. All the delay now is just a game.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:15 AM
 
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All the delay now is just a game.
Like all politics is.

Just a game with soldiers' lives used as pawns.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:30 AM
 
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What we formerly had was an era in which a bunch of braindead Schiavo-Republicans could run roughshod over everyone. And they did. And what resulted was one of the most tragic chapters in American history -- an epoch of all but unmitigated disaster, disgrace, and failure of previously unimagined proportion. What 11-07-06 did was put a brake on that march to rampant ruin. But thanks to a cadre of legacy Republicans in the Senate -- those who did not have to face the people on that day -- we now have a situation there in which 60 has become the new 51. Only a little more than two years ago, Republicans were whining in high dudgeon over being forced to muster 60 votes in order to get a handful of flawed judicial nominees to the floor for an up-or-down vote. The laughably dull Bill Frist was rattling his "nuclear option" sabre over the matter. Now that the tables have been turned 90 degrees, that same sort of obstructionism is a matter of day-to-day business on the Senate side thanks to...the Republicans! Are Americans disappointed with the progress made in light of their votes cast 12 months ago? You bet they are, and these unrepentant Republicans are why. 12 months from now, the people will get to vote again. 22 of the 49 Republican-held Senate seats will be on the ballot. You can't like their chances of being able to use 60 (or even 67) as a barrier for very much longer. America very much needs to turn a page...to begin the somber process of national repair and restoration. Thankfully, there is at least some glimmer of hope that this might in fact soon actually happen...
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