America's Price for Freedom: It's Not What It Used to Be
On October 11, 2002, the US Senate “authorized the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.” (HJ Res 114).
Here is how a few of the senators voted:
Joseph R. Biden (D-Del) YEA
Chirs Dodd (D-CN) YEA
John F. Kerry (D-Mass) YEA
Russell D. Feingold (D-WI) Nay
Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Nay
Bill Nelson (D-FL) YEA
Barack Obama (D-IL) NA
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) NA
Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Maraland) NA
Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-PA) NA
Jim Webb (D-Virginia) NA
Chuck Hagel (R-NE) YEA
Today, many of these same senators, all Democrats and one “maverick” Republican, on the US Senate Committee on Foreign relations voted for a nonbinding resolution condemning aggresive action to win that same war they voted for back in 2002.
After several democratic elections, the toppling of a dictator, and establishing an infant and fragile democracy, democrats want to quit.
After 267 billion dollars have been spent to rebuild a broken society and jumpstart a broken economy, democrats want to quit.
After over 3,000 US men and women volunteers sacrificed their lives for the future of 25,000,000 Iraqis, the democrats want to quit.
All democrats and Chuck Hagel voted today on the Foreign Relations Committee to abandon plans to win the War in Iraq.
Fox News reports:
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday passed a nonbinding resolution that concludes “it is not in the national interest of the United States” to deepen U.S. military involvement in Iraq.
The measure, passed on a 12-9 vote, goes to the Senate floor for a vote before the full chamber, which is expected sometime next week.
It vote is the first attempt by the new Democratic-controlled Congress to check President Bush’s authority to send more troops to Iraq. The measure was opposed by all the panel’s Republicans except co-sponsor Sen. Chuck Hagel.