Friday, June 16, 2006

It's official: you may now question their patriotism

House Resolution 868: "Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 861) declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary."

Seems easy enough, right? "The U.S. will win the war on terror...period." Believe it or not, there were 194 "No" votes: 190 Democrats, 1 Socialist, and 3 Republicans. The Republicans were Jones (NC), Leach, and Ron Paul.

I don't know the first two, but I know Ron Paul. Paul is a Libertarian who changed party affiliations so he could get elected. Most Libertarians (with a capital L) are against the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq (though Paul was smart enough not to oppose Afghanistan right after 9/11), as well as any foreign intervention/excusions...even if for obvious national security interests. I normally like Paul, but he's all wet on this issue.

There were actually 4 Democrats who think we will indeed prevail in the GWOT: Barrow, Boren, Marshall, and Melancon. Kudos to them for being Americans first.

Feel free to ask them why they voted against a simple resolution stating that we aren't going to be dhimmis in America. I mean, just because al-Zarqawi thought that al Qaeda was losing doesn't mean that Democrats agree.