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UPDATE: Cornyn Amendment (see below)

Hugh Hewitt has an excellent column on this and has the roll call on the vote.

It boils down to 72 – 25 for the amendment and General Petraeus.

Here are the names of those who voted in MoveOn.org’s favor:

 Akaka (D-HI), Nay          Bingaman (D-NM), Nay         Boxer (D-CA), Nay  

Brown (D-OH), Nay         Byrd (D-WV), Nay                  Clinton (D-NY), Nay

Dodd (D-CT), Nay            Durbin (D-IL), Nay                 Feingold (D-WI), Nay

 

Harkin (D-IA), Nay         Inouye (D-HI), Nay                 Kennedy (D-MA), Nay   

 

Kerry (D-MA), Nay         Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay        Levin (D-MI), Nay    

 

Menendez (D-NJ), Nay       Murray (D-WA), Nay        Reed (D-RI), Nay

 

Reid (D-NV), Nay            Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay      Sanders (I-VT), Nay

 

Schumer (D-NY), Nay      Stabenow (D-MI), Nay        Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay

Wyden (D-OR), Nay

The Three  not voting:

Biden (D-DE), Not Voting

Cantwell (D-WA), Not Voting

Obama (D-IL), Not Voting

Well, now you know the Senators who are truly owned by MoveOn.org.  I hope you noticed the presidential candidates in the list above.

I have been angry at our politicians many times before but never to this extent and never have I been so ashamed of their actions.

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I was raised with the adage “consider the source” when confronted with something said that confused, bemused or angered me. This led me to becoming really good at researching something or someone. I never take anything written or anyone at face value. I look at what’s ‘behind the curtain’ in most everything that affects me or my family ~ I hate surprises.

So with that in mind, Brat from Tanker Brothers sent me this little tidbit from the WorldNetDaily:

Terrorists thank Cindy: You light up our lives

Muslim terrorist leaders are “thankful” for the efforts of activist and congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan, stating in a new book Sheehan’s anti-Iraq war activities and her statements against President Bush “give us hope” the U.S. will change its Mideast policies.

“You [Sheehan] give us hope and you show us that there are different Americans than those whom we know,” stated Ramadan Adassi, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group in the West Bank’s Anskar Refugee Camp.

Click on the title to read the rest and find out just who these wonderful folks are who are singing her praises. Not surprising that folks such as these would be so enamored with the likes of that woman. Now, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that if it makes the terrorists happy, it’s bad for my country. (Just wish more politicians would come to the same conclusion. But then, apparently most don’t read anything but the NYT.) The woman who will not be named is making the terrorists happy. Hence, she is not good for my country. As are all the ones who stand with her.

I really need to open my email later in the morning. I did not have enough coffee yet for the likes of that…

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From Newsbusters: Just so you know the truth ~

Fools Rush In

Following obviously superficial scans of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s new book, the mainstream media fell all over themselves trying to make Bush look bad. The lead example? That Greenspan said we “went to war for oil.” The truth was a little different. MRC analysts reported that in the Washington Post and on the Today show Monday, Greenspan said oil was “not the administration’s motive” and in fact that his Today show interview “made abundantly clear the inaccuracy of the implication that Greenspan was somehow endorsing a left-wing conspiracy theory about how George W. Bush went to war to financially benefit Dick Cheney’s oil industry friends.”

Alan Greenspan: I never said Iraq War was about oil

…Unfortunately for the liberal press and blogosphere, Greenspan did not say what was attributed to him. After the news broke, Greenspan called up the Post to say he’d been quoted out of context…

Read the rest and follow the links.

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.

A. J. Liebling (1904 – 1963)

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From Wounded Warriors Project: Veterans Day 2007

Wounded Warrior Project’s After Action Report, hosted by actor Matthew Modine, tells the stories of the men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces and the extraordinary sacrifices they have made. In this video, you’ll meet seven wounded warriors and learn about the defining traits that led them to serve their country.

Go here to see the first two episodes.

Also:

HBO Features Alive Day

WWP board of directors member Dawn Halfaker will be profiled in HBO’s new documentary, “Alive Day Memories,” produced by “The Sopranos” star James Gandolfini. Tune in to HBO this fall for Dawn’s story, as well as the stories of nine other wounded warriors, including several WWP Alumni. Learn more.

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More Charges dropped in Haditha case

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 5:41 PM

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Charges have been dropped against a captain who was accused of failing to investigate the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.

Capt. Lucas M. McConnell of Napa was granted immunity and ordered to cooperate with officials looking into the November 2005 killings, the Marines said in a press release….

This sort of nonsense has to stop:

Green Berets Face Hearing on Killing of Suspect in Afghan Village

By PAUL von ZIELBAUER
Published: September 18, 2007
FORT BRAGG, N.C., Sept. 17 — From his position about 100 yards away,
Master Sgt. Troy Anderson had a clear shot at the Afghan man standing
outside a residential compound in a village near the Pakistan border last
October. When Capt. Dave Staffel, the Special Forces officer in charge,
gave the order to shoot, Sergeant Anderson fired a bullet into the man’s
head, killing him.

In June, Captain Staffel and Sergeant Anderson were charged with
premeditated murder….

Continue here.

WE are at war. We have an enemy that doesn’t play by the rules. Our troops know the rules and carry them out, often to their own endangerment. Too much politics and PC BS going on here.

UPDATE:

And then there’s more from MoveOn.org:

Democrats Framing the ‘Betrayal’ Argument

By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
September 20, 2007

(CNSNews.com) – MoveOn.org has released the latest ad in its controversial “betrayal series” — this one, criticizing Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans for a “betrayal of trust.”

A week after calling Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, “General Betray Us,” the liberal advocacy group is blasting Republicans for undermining U.S. troops by denying them “a reasonable time to spend with their families before returning to war.”

Click on title for the rest of the article.

And ~

Dems Cast Republicans as Callous Toward US Troops
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
September 20, 2007

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is accusing Republicans of ignoring the wishes of the American people — and the welfare of U.S. troops — by defeating an amendment that would have restricted U.S. troop rotations.

The Senate on Wednesday mustered only 56 votes — four votes short of the 60 votes necessary to bring up the amendment for consideration.(A similiar amendment failed by the same margin in July.)

Click on the title to read the rest.

Sen John Cornyn is reintroducing his resolution:

The now-infamous Moveon.org ad — “General Petraeus or General Betray Us” — marks a potential watershed in U.S. political discourse. A radical-left interest group has undertaken to accuse our military leadership of treason for working towards victory in the war against Islamic terrorists. The open question now is — will the majority Congressional party continue to tacitly endorse this scurrilous tactic by its most activist supporters, or will this defamation be repudiated? We are about to find out.

The ad in the New York Times defamed a highly respected, highly decorated four star General who has dedicated his life to serving our country. The assault had a specific purpose. It was designed to discredit Gen. David Petraeus in advance of a congressionally ordered report on the situation in Iraq. Gen. Petraeus, while stressing that much work remains, delivered good news about the progress we’re making in the war against Islamic terrorists and rooting out al Qaeda.

Read the rest here. Read the amendment here.

You should hear the Dems going after the Swift Boat Vets in rebuttal. Durbin and Boxer just keep doing the tit for tat. I must say Sen. Cornyn is holding his line.

I can’t find the text for the Boxer amendment at the moment. They’re voting on it now.

I’ll post it when I find it.

Help us, Lord, help us…

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September 20, 2007. afghanistan, Iraq, military, Politics, terrorist, Troop Support.

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