"...Our continued military presence in (this war) allows another
situation to arise which could then lead to the wounding, killing or capture of
American fighting men and women. We should do all in our power to avoid
I listened carefully to the President's remarks ... I heard nothing in
his discussion of the issue that would persuade me that further U.S. military
involvement in the area is necessary. In fact, his remarks have persuaded me
more profoundly that we should leave and leave soon.
Dates certain, Mr. President, are not the criteria here. What is the criteria and what should be the criteria is our immediate, orderly withdrawal ...And if we do not do that and other Americans die, other Americans are wounded, other Americans are
captured because we stay too long--longer than necessary--then I would say that
the responsibilities for that lie with the Congress of the United States who did
not exercise their authority under the Constitution of the United States and
mandate that they be brought home quickly and safely as possible [...]
John McCain in a speech directed at a Democratic President, October 19, 1993 (Via Kos)
There was no oil to be had in Somalia but it was a moral war. Clinton listened, decided he did not have the support he needed to cure the ills of Somalia by force and we withdrew. Today, John McCain has flipped to the other side. McCain wants more war. He no longer cares about our troops...If he ever did.
A Dixie Chick song?
"Nothing is as scary as Election Day,
But the day after is darker / And darker and darker it goes /
Who knows maybe the plans will change /
Who knows maybe he's not deranged."
No...It's Norah Jones from her new album.
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