Friday, February 27, 2009

Shame on Me

I didn't vote last November, and so I missed my chance to make my voice heard in the hyper-momentous choice between Ol' Grampaw Angry-Pants and Rainbow Brite:
The plan allows three months longer to pull out combat forces than Obama promised during the presidential campaign, and "50,000 is a little higher number than I anticipated," Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said before the briefing.

Most lawmakers left the White House quickly after the briefing. Few issued statements, and what praise there was came largely from Republicans. Sen. John S. McCain (R-Ariz.) said he "supports the plan to leave 50,000 troops in Iraq as briefed by [chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff] Admiral [Michael] Mullen and [Defense] Secretary [Robert M.] Gates."

Rep. John McHugh (N.Y.), the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said that the president's withdrawal plan "is one that we should pray for, plan for and work toward." McHugh said he remained concerned about tenuous security in Iraq, and added that Obama had "assured me that he will revisit his plan if the situation on the ground deteriorates and violence increases."
Don't be like me, now. You be sure to vote. Voting changes things. As we can plainly see.

1 comment:

Dauvit Balfour said...

Ha, but are his worshipers disturbed? Or are they too enraptured by his glorious stimulus package (hehe...) to notice that their dear and fluffy lord has betrayed and deceived their one decent desire. Ah, the winds of change... well, here we go round the mulberry bush... aaaaand *pop* goes the weasel (eh, pardon the disjointed rambling... it turns out that debugging software has about the same effect on coherency as multiple beers).