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I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.


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Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Dems still don't get it:
   part 3 - Durbin "body counts" for Leahy

nuf said,


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued the following statement on the death of 2000 American soldiers in Iraq:

“According to news reports today, 2000 American service men and women have died in the war in Iraq. It is a sad milestone.”

“Words of tribute are in order to honor the sacrifice of these brave men and women and their loved ones. But words are not enough. We owe them leadership and a clear strategy to bring our troops home with their mission truly accomplished.”

“America cannot stand by as we drift into an open-ended long-term commitment in Iraq. We owe these fallen soldiers and all who serve a clear strategy of accountability.”

“The choice is not resolve or retreat. Our responsibility to these soldiers, the more than 15,000 wounded and the 150,000 still in harm’s way is to call on the President to share with our nation a clear path to stability in Iraq and the return of our troops at the earliest possible time.”

“There are some who say we must stay the course in Iraq in order to honor and uphold that sacrifice. I argue to the contrary that we best honor these brave men and women, and the over 15,000 Americans who have been wounded, by setting policies that will reach our goals; giving the Iraqi people their best chance at security, stability, and democracy; and bringing our remaining troops home.”

“Today is not a day to cast blame or question past decisions. Today is simply a day to mourn our dead, to honor their service, and to extend our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to their families. But we cannot put off a debate over the best course for the future.”

I think it is time to start tracking the comments from this Democratic Cabal.


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