WASHINGTON (AP) – Defying a fresh veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass legislation within days requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq beginning Oct. 1, with a goal of completing the pullout six months later, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.
So will the debate over Iraq come to a head? Who will blink? Of course I think Harry Reid is wrong. He along with many others was onboard when it was convenient but jumped ship for purely political reasons. They smell blood and they may be right. President Bush seems very weak right now.
I think a showdown would be a good thing. Let’s find out once and for all where America stands. Let the left call for withdrawal. Let the President respond. Then let the American public make their call. That is if they can pull themselves away from American Idol long enough to notice there is a war being fought.
I have no illusions the American public with make the right decision. I have little faith in the American people these days. Sorry but this is not the America of rugged individuals. We are soft and weak. We take the easy way out instead of the hard right way too often. We are afraid of offending those that would kill us.
The elite are more worried about their next party dresses while the poor have been trained to beg for handouts. Somewhere in the middle there are good people but are their enough left who care.