Once a cut-&-runner, always…
The House Dems voted yesterday to quit Afghanistan and leave it to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. 60 democrats voted for the resolution sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kusinich (D-OH). The legislation was defeated 356 to 65.
The Washington Post reported:
The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a symbolic resolution calling for the removal of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and a group of mainly liberal members who argue the war cannot be won, was defeated 356 to 65, with only five Republicans and 60 Democrats backing it.
Democratic leaders took up the measure knowing it would not pass, but wanted to give frustrated liberals a chance to register their opposition to the Afghanistan policies of President Obama, who last December announced an increase of 30,000 troops to fight the Taliban and stabilize the government in Afghanistan.
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This was the first but certainly not the last vote to surrender in Afghanistan by the cut-&-runners.