Tuesday, November 08, 2005

"How Good Do Things Need To Get Before U.S. Troops Leave Iraq?"

Watching the "Special Order Speeches" in the House of Representatives led by Rep. Duncan Hunter(R) of CA, and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on C-Span yesterday, touting the successes of the U.S. troops in Iraq, one would next have to question, "With all these good things happening, why aren't the troops leaving Iraq?" This is a question that needs to be answered and answered honestly, in the wake of over 2000 now U.S. casualties in the war. Duncan Hunter, who says he has a picture of a dead Kurdish mother and her baby after they were gassed on the street of Halabjah, their village, by Saddam Hussein, back in 1988 hanging in his Congressional office, as a reminder of why he says we have troops in Iraq. But Rep. Hunter who along with the present Neo-Cons kept silent when the event was actually occurring. He needs to start taking more responsibility for his own actions instead of the blame game directed towards the Democrats.

The Republicans including Duncan Hunter are the majority party, but they don't seem to understand what that means. It doesn't mean "pass the buck"party. So beyond, "Mission Accomplished" to the Iraqi people twice voting, and another school somewhere in Iraq being painted, what exactly does the word "Good" mean? It certainly would be "Good" if supporting the troops meant bringing them home, it certainly would be "Good" if the Iraqis would stand up and make their elections not only stand for something, but mean something, it would also be "Good" if Congress would be responsible for what they do and hold those to where the blame belongs, accountable, but alas, some in the government are having a problem with the meaning of "Good".

3 Comments:

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Helix6 said...

If the Vietnam experience is any guide, the question is not how good do things have to get before we leave, but how bad.

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Lee said...

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At 3:35 PM, Blogger Lee said...

You just answered the question helix6. Being so flabberghasted by some saying."The positive things happening in Iraq never get highlighted with airtime on the news media as much as the bad!" I had tgo vent with somewhat of a sarcastic play on words in order to get my point across, and I think I have done that

 

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