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Reid: Petreaus withdrawal plan "unacceptable"
Posted by: mcq on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Says our old pal, Harry Reid:
Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday rejected the call by the top U.S. general in Iraq for a reduction of up to 30,000 U.S. troops in Iraq by next summer, saying it does not go far enough.

"This is unacceptable to me, it's unacceptable to the American people," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Well then quit flappin' your gums and do something about it Harry. After all that was your promise if given majority power in Congress wasn't it?

For those wondering, calling it "unacceptable" is about as close as Harry will come to doing anything about it. Sure is good to have the circus back in town and the clowns again available for performances.
 
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I don’t recall getting a phone call from Harry on this question.
Has someone already done the poll to see if this is acceptable to the American people, or is Harry talkin out his @ss again?

Perhaps we ought to bring home 30,000 and deploy the remainder to Okinawa.
 
Written By: looker
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Reid needs more help from his base. They need to get busy killing more American troops in Baghdad to help him out.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Do something about it? Given the Senate GOP’s filibusters, what can he do about it?
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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Do something about it? Given the Senate GOP’s filibusters, what can he do about it?
He can sit there and reflect on the filibusters he had no problem with when he was in the minority.

After all Scott, the filibuster is an important tool in making sure the minority has a fair and equitable say in the governing decisions (TM- New York Times)

And when he’s done with that, he can also reflect on how much easier it is to sit on the sidelines and snipe than it is to actually govern.
 
Written By: shark
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Actually, he could sponsor a bill to defund the War in Iraq and force the Repubs to filibuster it. Then we could see where the American public really stands, but my guess is that Dingy Harry knows this better than Scott does. All Harry has to do is be honest. Tell the American public that pulling out is more important than anything else and prove it by refusing to fund the war. Then the public will be forced to support the Dems or the Repubs. I know which way I’d guess, but your mileage may indeed vary. Whining is so-o-o-o-o-o-o unattractive, whether done by a Majority Leader or by a Professor.
 
Written By: JorgXMcKie
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He can sit there and reflect on the filibusters he had no problem with when he was in the minority.
Good one — he did set himself up on this. I can’t argue with that.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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shark wrote:
"After all Scott, the filibuster is an important tool in making sure the minority has a fair and equitable say in the governing decisions (TM- New York Times)"

But the NYT also said it was "archaic rule that frustrates democracy and serves no useful purpose" (oh wait, that was in response to Republican use of it).

 
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