Thursday, February 03, 2005

Pelosi: American soldiers in Iraq are "occupying force"

"We all know that the United States cannot stay in Iraq indefinitely and continue to be viewed as an occupying force," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in the televised response she delivered after Bush's remarks. Emphasis mine.

Wow. The Iraqis just voted in numbers that ought to make apathetic Americans ashamed, and they have just publicly begged our forces not to leave yet. Yet here comes that prune from "Than Franthithco", the leader of her party in the House, referring to our troops as occupiers.

Then again, you can't really blame her. She has to keep her loony Bay Area constituents happy, and this kind of troop-bashing does just that.

Pelosi also spoke of having met with U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and wounded soldiers in military hospitals.

"They remind us of our responsibility to build a future worthy of their sacrifice," she said. Tell me, Nance: Would that "responsibility" to which you refer include undermining their efforts in Iraq, hoping that they fail so you guys can score political points and say "It's not your fault, troops! It's your commander-in-chief's fault!"?

These people are sick.