Senate Republicans on Wednesday scuttled a Democratic proposal ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq in a showdown that capped an all-night debate on the war.
The 52-47 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate under Senate rules. It was a sound defeat for Democrats who say the U.S. military campaign, in its fifth year and requiring 158,000 troops, cannot tame the sectarian violence in Iraq.
This does not mean we can’t do anything, or that we are helpless. What it means is that we have to work harder and harder to create a climate in which at least eight more Republicans have no choice but to stop blocking these bills. We have to get out there and write and write and write people in Congress, post on every web site you can think of, write letters to the editor, and march if you can.
The only chance we have to end this war is by breaking the GOP’s political will, and the only way to do that is to make it crystal clear that they have no choice but to end this thing. Get out, get active…
And libs, stop whining… it’s our fault the Democrats are in this position in the first place…
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