Comments: Voting to Leave Iraq

I think it will be good to get an accounting of those who voted to "cut and run;" this might be a good campaign issue for the GOP.

Posted by jk at November 18, 2005 5:13 PM

If the measure fails, what will speak louder to the "Arab street"?

a) The country is behind the war again, officially.
b) Dissent gets an up or down vote.
c) What vote? A Congressman, Jack Murtha wants us to leave Iraq.

Posted by AlexC at November 18, 2005 5:30 PM

The cut and run caucus has two Democrats and one Republican in it.

Posted by AlexC at November 18, 2005 11:38 PM

No, I think the dishonor may be contained by the aisle: "Three Democrats, Jose Serrano of New York, Robert Wexler of Florida and Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, voted for withdrawal. Six voted present: Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington; Jerrold Nadler, Maurice Hinchey and Major Owens of New York; Michael Capuano of Massachusetts and William Lacy Clay of Missouri."

http://pajamasmedia.com/newsml/html/politics/2005/11/19/6441149_Lawmakers_Reject.shtml

Posted by jk at November 19, 2005 1:18 PM

Damn. I coulda sworn I heard a Georgia Republican vote YEA. Damn you C-SPAN!

Posted by AlexC at November 19, 2005 2:59 PM

I'm not crazy! But the brave GOPer that voted YEA later changed his vote!
http://www.noendbutvictory.com/?p=39

Posted by AlexC at November 19, 2005 4:28 PM

Profiles in Courage, eh?

Posted by jk at November 20, 2005 11:54 AM