Wednesday, November 16, 2005

17 Democratic Senators Voted for War in 2002, Now Support Surrender

While you may have heard much media coverage of the Senate's 79-19 vote yesterday for requesting quarterly Iraq war progress reports, the Senate also voted on (and thankfully) rejected a proposal to require a withdrawal timeline--in effect surrender just as the new Iraqi government is taking hold.

17 Democratic senators voted for the Iraq war in October 2002 and flip-flopped yesterday and voted in favor of protracted surrender. This is scandalous. Every Republican and most Democrats maintained a consistent position on the Iraq war, but these 17 are willing to shift their position on a matter vital to our national security based on politics.

The switch-hitting 17 are Baucus, Bayh, Biden, Cantwell, Carper, Clinton, Dodd, Dorgan, Feinstein, Harkin, Johnson, Kerry, Kohl, Landrieu, Reid, Rockefeller, and Schumer. They should be ashamed of playing politics with our national security.