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Democrats know they might lose this month's showdown with President Bush on legislation to pull troops out of Iraq. But with 2008 elections in mind, majority Democrats says it is only a matter of time before they will get their way. Senior Democrats are calculating that if they keep the pressure on, eventually more Republicans will jump ship and challenge the president - or lose their seats to Democratic contenders.Okay, lets have a contest. Vote on which of the following war stories you think will most benefit American Democrats.
"It's at least my belief that they are going to have to break because they're going to look extinction, some of them, in the eye," said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., of his Republican colleagues.
Added Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war."
A newborn baby was one of at least 14 children and adults killed when a suicide bomber detonated a lorry laden with explosives close to a primary school in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk yesterday.Option two:
Buthayna Mahmud, 10, was horrified to see the bodies of her classmates strewn on the ground in flames. "Everyone I saw was wearing the blue school uniform drenched with blood. Some of their dresses were torn. I only saw fire. I heard teachers and students shouting," she said. "When we rushed out of the school, we saw pupils on the ground, some of them burning."
"We were at the last lesson and we heard the explosion. I saw two of my classmates sitting near the window. They fell on the floor, drenched in blood," said Naz Omar, a girl in the fifth form. "They could not speak. I was terrified. I said, 'God is Great. I need my mother. I need my father'."
The dreams 13-year-old Barak Muhammad (not his real name) had of leading a normal teenage life were dashed when his father sold him to al-Qaeda militants. Being mentally handicapped, he said he was considered a burden by his family and was told he would be better off sacrificing his life for his country.In case you're having a tough time chosing which one is best, perhaps you could think in these terms: which sort of story would Democrats like to see more of in order to pick up more support?
“I don’t have a mother and never went to school. I was dreaming of a day that I would go to school like my other brothers, but I was considered different. My father was always telling me that I was a mistake in his life, a boy that was just bringing expenses and problems,” Barak said.
Barak's father sold him to al-Qaeda in Iraq for US $10,000 to support his remaining five children. Now, Barak is in training to fight US and Iraqi troops.
Dhimmicrats are the lowest form of life on our planet. They revel in the deaths of Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors and any Iraqi who can be used to die needlessly in the press while uttering "Boosh, you've killed me", just to get elected. Politicians bathing in the blood of my troops and thinking it is an offering to their godhood. I used to think our enemies were reprehensible foes.
The Dhimmicrats make the Soviets look good by comparison.
SubsunkPosted by Subsunk at April 18, 2007 02:41 AM
I'll be odd man out here...the Dhimmicrats will play to their base as long as there is a Bush Veto to protect them from actually doing the unthinkable.
Pulling out of Iraq now will mean the largest draft since WWII will need to occur in 2008.
Iran,Iraq,Eqypt,Jordan,Kuwait,Saudi Arabia all in flames... gas prices approaching $50 a gallon.
Forget about those New England Blue States....they all heat with oil...they'll be the first to lynch better dead than Ted and Hillary in the streets.
Posted by Soldier's Dad at April 18, 2007 03:03 AM
Having been busy here in New England mopping up floodwaters,missed the only source of information I have grown to look forward to reading pertaining to the Middle East;anyhow I concur with both comments...yes,the enemy IS reprehensible and the enemies within the city gates are indeed far far more so.Sadly,in my own domicile the division of the 'ranks' has begun,the inevitable falls,and hard.
Why can they not see?So many clamor for an end,to what they have not made an actual informed effort to understand.I figure that if I-Pravda-fed in the 60's to"protest war" and rant without Reasonable thinking-well,if I can re-claim critical thinking skills,then maybe even those Dhimmicrats...ahhh,I suppose it is a long shot.I do not know,I am not 'there' with you;and even if I were I'd still not know much.However,even a cat when cornered will make for escape or die trying.How many more attacks do they need to have?On anyones' soil?IS this indeed willful blindness;a politically motivated- willful- bloodbathing,in our bravest and bests' blood,for political"gain"????I do feel most violently ill at times such as these.Then if so,blood IS on all their hands.From direct experience Logic kicks in hard:either!one stops the bully at the pass OR the bully WILL return,with his'friends'and they WILL get bolder and more sadistic.NO doubt,micro or macro,they WILL.
I am but a late-comer to the growing realization that Freedom is NEVER Free,and I only wish my own Father were here to witness my return to what he tried to impress upon me: "You are an American.Cherish that." His Father&Mother had left fascist Italy to become Americans.He served in the United States Navy aboard a Destroyer.I only wish I knew more...never know what you've got sometimes- until its gone....
Sending along my heartfelt thanks for all that you do,I for one will not forget nor be silenced.
May Peace indeed soon prevail,but,NEVER at the price of chains,slavery,and blood spilled and forgotten by those it was shed to protect.And Reason once more be spoken and understood.Posted by Lynx at April 19, 2007 03:53 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(3) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)