Monday, February 05, 2007
A "No Confidence Vote" in the House regarding the "Surge." Unfortunately we are not England and, in case no one has noticed, the "surge" has already begun.
Nice effort, but it is all for naught.
This administration IS the problem. Until we deal with that, directly, not much else will matter. George will do as he (or Cheney) damn well pleases, one way or the other. That, Friends, is the terrible truth that the Democrats still don't get, for the most part.
George is not like Saddam in one crucial aspect. He cannot be contained for another two years.
Pelosi says that the House will move to pass a resolution, or do something, I'm still not clear just what, to prevent Bush from attacking Iran, if it seems apparent that that is his plan.
Madam Speaker! What exactly do you need to know, for it to apparent that that is exactly what he intends to do?
Admiral in command = Iran
Huge Naval armada in the Persian Gulf and patriot missiles bristling all over the Gulf States.
Air Force build up all around the Black Sea, with anti-aircraft and missile systems as far north as Poland.
Unless all of the above comprise some kind of Psy-ops program, on Iran and the people of this country, Bush is planning to attack Iran.
How much more obvious does it have to get?
At Democrats' Meeting, Bush Appeals for Cooperation - washingtonpost.com:
Deep divisions remain, especially on the war, and despite the talk of bipartisan goodwill, Pelosi was already making plans Saturday morning for symbolic showdowns with the White House on international affairs. Before Bush arrived at the Kingsmill Resort for the House members' strategy session, she told her caucus that they will be voting on a no-confidence resolution on the president's plan to send additional troops to Iraq.
Moreover, Pelosi told her colleagues that if it appears likely that Bush wants to take the country to war against Iran, the House would take up a bill to deny him the authority to do so, according to Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly.
Still, both sides may have incentives to cooperate in the next year or so. If Bush has any hope of domestic achievements in the remainder of his term, he must find Democratic votes, while many top Democrats concede they are under some pressure to show that they can be more than just an opposition party.
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