Friday, November 25, 2005



Washington Congressman Norman Dick is a hawk, very pro-military-- and not in a we-love-'em-so-bring-'em-home kind of way. Like his pal John Murtha, Dick was as gung-ho as a Republican when Bush and Gephardt came up with a request for Congress to authorize Bush using force against Iraq. Dick's on the House Intelligence Committee and he believed everything the Bush Regime fed him. Like Murtha and almost half the Democrats in the House, he voted with DeLay and against Pelosi and a majority of House Democrats.

Today Dicks told the SEATTLE TIMES that "it was all a mistake — his vote, the invasion, and the way the United States is waging the war... Dicks says the intelligence was 'doctored.' And he says the White House didn't plan for and deploy enough troops for the growing insurgency. 'The insurgency has gotten worse and worse,' he said. 'That's where Murtha's rationale is pretty strong — we're talking a lot of casualties with no success in sight. The American people obviously know that this war is a mistake.'"

And like Murtha, if Dick knew then about all Bush's lies and deceptions he would never have voted to allow him to send American troops to Iraq.


At 3:57 AM, Blogger Helen said...

While it is great that Dick has now turned around and is against the war in Iraq, I don't think he or Murtha or any of the guys currently changing their tune should be off the hook - they still bear responsibility for voting for this war and supporting BushCo. We are in this miss because of them - they did not do their job. They were elected by the American people to look out for our interests and they let us down miserably. How come I knew this war was absolutely wrong from day one? I did not have any special inside track in D.C. Anyone who lived through the shambles of the Vietnam war, like ummm, all of the middle aged adults in this country and all of Congress, should have seen it. It just did not seem "politically correct" at the time so they all fell in lock step with the White House. Shame on them.

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Timcanhear said...

Helen is right.
And we're appreciative of those who now see how wrong they were.
But that we sent these people to Washington and they didn't have the instinct to know that bush's plan against terrorism (er, to steal the oil) is in the wrong place, is disheartening.
I'm sticking with my guns. Anyone who voted for this mess has a lot of 'splainin' to do before they get my vote. And it's not likely they'll 'splain' it good enuff!
Hilary, no way. Biden, no way.
Kerry, no way, especially after he let the swift boat liars spin tire tracks all over his head.

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Timcanhear said...

update on Biden ... as he was on tv this morning. He did say he voted to give "authority" to do
the right thing. But like so many, realized bush did all the WRONG things with that vote.
Still, there were those who voted no. I hope we get to hear more from them.


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