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Jim DeMint votes to end Iraq War
The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-08 | Jack Hunter

Posted on 12/10/2011 1:46:40 PM PST by rabscuttle385

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1 posted on 12/10/2011 1:46:41 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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He is correct, now when will he revoke TARP.


2 posted on 12/10/2011 1:49:15 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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Finally a senator with some common sense. This war should never have been started.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 1:52:45 PM PST by doc
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Jim DeMint: serving up platefulls of awesomesauce.

  
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4 posted on 12/10/2011 2:00:08 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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Congress gave themsleves an unconstitutional “out” when they passed the War Powers Act in 1973. They did so to limit the Presdient’s ability to commit troops for more than 60 days without their approval. The fact is that Congress already had that ability; its called the “power of the purse”. They can end ANY conflict by withdrawing the funding, but because they don’t want to deal with the political fallout of defunding “the troops”, Congress takes the easy way out. Its all about “checks and balances” and Congress’ “check” was their control of the money. Period!


5 posted on 12/10/2011 2:02:01 PM PST by cumbo78
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To: rabscuttle385

Yep. No more nation-building!

Go in and kill the terrorists and leave. Period.


6 posted on 12/10/2011 2:06:59 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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DeMint just voted for Iran to take over Iraq.


7 posted on 12/10/2011 2:12:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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I didn't realize there were so many cowards who didn't care about national security who disguise themselves as conservatives.

But I've seen many on FR lately. I guess you can brag about your cowardice if no one knows who you are, eh?

8 posted on 12/10/2011 2:15:38 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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Not talking about DeMint......just the punks and cowards who roam FR these days.....


9 posted on 12/10/2011 2:16:41 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good for DeMint.

And I salute Rand Paul for taking this stand.


10 posted on 12/10/2011 2:17:45 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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Libertarians that follow the Paulite version of “foreign policy”. Not conservative, no, but a number of them are on FR.


11 posted on 12/10/2011 2:19:38 PM PST by Olog-hai
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This war should never have been started.

Therefore, we [Free Republic] wholeheartedly support the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes on known terrorist states and organizations that are believed to present a clear threat to our freedom or national security.

Statement by the founder of Free Republic

"We fight them [Islamofacists] over there so we don't have to fight them over here" sounds like a winning strategy to me.

12 posted on 12/10/2011 2:20:38 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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Thanks rabscuttle385.
...starts and ends wars all the time (see: Libya) without even the pretension of seeking legal authority. Sen. DeMint's support was for something much different and more significant: He voted to end the Iraq War by demanding that the president no longer be able to legally wage it.

13 posted on 12/10/2011 2:22:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Now that we’ve withdrawn almost everyone we have there...what a brave stand!

I know, I like DeMint, but excuse me while I stifle a yawn.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 2:23:08 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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Exactly. We didn't start this war, and not finishing it will make us look much weaker. The Mullahs in Iran have been cheering on the "last helicopter scenario" ever since we allowed the new Iraqi government to vote itself an Islamic constitution (of all things‼—why did we allow that to happen?!?)—what kind of egg on our face will that be if we allow more terrorism to breed, and allow Iran to create a new Caliphate across a wide swath of the Middle East and North Africa?
15 posted on 12/10/2011 2:59:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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I didn't realize there were so many cowards who didn't care about national security who disguise themselves as conservatives.

The only cowards here are the ones who refuse to stand up against illegal, immoral wars of aggression.

The traitors are the ones who think that the U.S. government ought to act as a "global policeman," a role not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, yet are unwilling to pay for it, in blood or in treasure, and would prefer to send others to die and make others - even the unborn - to pay. Even worse, these traitors leave the back door wide open for foreign invaders, all the while lying to the men and women whom they send to die in strange lands that they are "defending" their families, friends, and communities, when in reality they are being dispatched as mercenaries to serve foreign powers and foreign interests.

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16 posted on 12/10/2011 3:07:30 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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Exactly. Calling themselves conservative, but aligning themselves with Dennis Kucinich's 'Department of Peace.'

The best phrase I've heard describing them is 'liberal tightwads,' but 'cowards' also suits them well.

17 posted on 12/10/2011 3:13:28 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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Calling Dennis Kucinich!!! Come join your fellow peaceniks on FR!

Refusing to protect this country from its enemies and from danger is the only cowardice here.....

18 posted on 12/10/2011 3:16:13 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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btw, exiting this thread as the liberal peacenik 'army' has been pinged......

Enjoy your hippie flower fest. :)

19 posted on 12/10/2011 3:18:21 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: upchuck

Your Senator and his colleague from Kentucky (you know which one I speak of, and it isn’t Mitch McConnell) are real patriots and statesmen.

It’s a darn shame that neither DeMint nor the Paul from Kentucky are running in 2012, but, irrespective of which flip-flopping, soulless statist pig (Gingrich/Romney or Obama) wins, I will sleep soundly knowing that there are actual patriots and statesmen in the Senate actively working to drain the Federal swamp.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 3:19:39 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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