Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Notable Items, July 16, 2007

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has threatened to force the Senate into an all night debate Tuesday night if the Republicans continue to refuse an up and down vote for the Reed-Levin Troop Redeployment Bill that seeks provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq. "Now, Republicans are using a filibuster to block us from even voting on an amendment that could bring the war to a responsible end," said Reid. "They are protecting the President rather than protecting our troops. They are denying us an up or down – yes or no – vote on the most important issue our country faces." http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-07-16-iraq-all-nighter_N.htm

Senator David Vitter's (R-LA) phone number turned up on New Orleans escort service just recently. Normally I don't like to acknowledge these incidents, but this is the same David Vitter who claimed in 1998 that Bill Clinton was morally unfit to be president. Well, at least Slick Willy didn't have pay for his (oh, that's right, I went there). Maybe its time for David to step down. He may be morally unfit.

With the September dead line for the Iraq escalation review and report approaching, the White House and Pentagon are preparing for negative review. I know what your thinking, but don't worry they have a back up plan. AN EVEN BIGGER SURGE! Brilliant! http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul16/0,4670,IraqPace,00.html

68% of Americans now disapprove with the Iraq War; according to a new Newsweek Poll and 64% of Americans disapprove of the Democrats in congress, probably because they are maintaining their reputation of getting nothing done.

Another special note: While American Soldiers continue to fight for Iraqi freedom, the Iraqi Parliament has considered it pertinent to take the entire month of August off, even though they are not even close to reaching any of the benchmarks established. The American Congress, not wanting to be left behind, has also elected to take the month of August off. Our soldiers, regrettably, will not be taking any time off.

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