Skip to comments.The Nervous Caucus - Republican senators and the war.
Posted on 06/02/2007 7:53:40 PM PDT by gpapa
Is the number of Senate Republican defectors from President Bush's Iraq strategy about to rise? Probably, but not in a way that would bring an end to the war anytime soon.
The recent public comments of two senators who have been stalwart allies of the president caused murmuring in Republican circles that Bush's congressional support is about to erode. On May 25, hours after Congress sent a war funding bill without a timeline for withdrawal to Bush's desk, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said in a press conference that "the handwriting is on the wall that we are going in a different direction in the fall, and I expect the president to lead it. . . . I think we are looking for a new direction in the fall."
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How exactly does that say defection? In a war without a clear enemy, no uniforms, etc etc, how can things not change. Our enemy changes constantly, we have to as well, and we have been. I don’t see this as a defection.
They can't possibly keep a straight face by funding a military campaign halfway around the world while at the same time they allow millions of illegal aliens to pour across the border.
The GOP will be lucky to come out of the 2008 election with 30 seats in the Senate.
Forget the war, get the illegal invaders out of my country!!