Because the fussilade of futile gestures they have made up to this point has failed to placate the howling mobs on the left, Harry Reid is contemplating bringing out the broadsword and throwing himself on it.
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record) said Monday he wants to cut off money for the
Iraq war next year, making clear for the first time that Democrats are willing to pull out all the stops to end U.S. involvement.
Reid's new strategy faces an uphill battle because many of his colleagues see yanking funds as a dangerous last resort. The proposal increases the stakes on the debate and marks a new era for the Democratic leadership once reluctant to talk about Congress' power of the purse.
"In the face of the administration's stubborn unwillingness to change course, the Senate has no choice but to force a change of course," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who signed on Monday as a co-sponsor of Reid's proposal with Sen. Russ Feingold (news, bio, voting record), D-Wis.
I have only one thing to say to this sad, little scarecrow of a man. Please, please, pretty please do this. I beg of you show your true colors, remind America why even though W may not be the sharpest of tools, he is not the appeasing defeatist variety of implement represented by the murderer's row of maroons arrayed before us here.
In addition to the king of feckless Reid, we have F. Jacques Kerry poseur poster boy and Russ, the most-principled denizen of the fever swamps, Feingold. If somehow they could just get Dennis Kucinich on board, this is the Dream Team.
I take heart from the fact that the left has so much juice with the Dems that they have started to believe they won a mandate for immediate withdrawal. They completely mistook America's MTV length attention span and On Demand mentality for a defeatist, hate America mind set. This will offer a serious eye opener when Harry has to openly declare his party's position that we have lost the war and must cede the battlefield and the victory to Al Qaeda.
Hey you could have Code Pink and Move ON hold a Defeat Parade to celebrate our loss and the subsequent inability to act as a deterrent to bad guys anywhere. YEA!!!!!!!!!
So do it Harry, C'mon don't 'ya feel lucky......punk!