Saturday, November 04, 2006

Vote Democratic for a Change in Course in Iraq

Think that the Bush administration is ready to sit down for a nuanced discussion on our options in Iraq? Think again.
They're not listening. In an interview with ABC News, Dick Cheney said it's "full speed ahead" in Iraq:
"It may not be popular with the public — it doesn't matter in the sense that we have to continue the mission and do what we think is right. And that's exactly what we're doing," Cheney said. "We're not running for office. We're doing what we think is right."
With all due respect Mr. Cheney, what the voters think does matter. You may not be up for election, but the Congress is, and last I checked the Congress has a say in the conduct of foreign policy.
Dick Cheney has said it as plainly as possible. There is one way, and one way only, to change the course of Bush's misadventure in Iraq, and that is to elect Democrats to Congress.
Photo: ABC News

3 Comments:

Blogger jason said...

Tom,

Tie these together and submit them as a community voices column for the NJ.

Seriously.

2:00 PM, November 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuesday's balloting might influence Congress, Vice President Cheney said in an interview with ABC News, "but the president's made clear what his objective is. It's victory in Iraq. And it's full speed ahead on that basis. And that's exactly what we're going to do."

Full speed ahead.

2:08 PM, November 04, 2006  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Jason, thanks for your kind words.

It's far too late to get anything in the News Journal. Also, op-ed pieces are generally limted to no more than 650 words. In contrast, my longer posts in the "Vote Democratic" series run well past 800 words. I like the editorial freedom I enjoy, even with a modest audience.

11:23 AM, November 05, 2006  

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