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Remember 2002, when the Democrats DEMANDED an opportunity to vote "YES" for the Iraq War? I do.

Has everyone conveniently flushed those historic facts down the Orwellian Memory Hole?

In retrospect, many people have come to regret that decision. Fair enough. But please recall that at the time, war against Iraq was one of few issues that united most Democrats and Republicans.

1 posted on 03/21/2013 2:15:12 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: Uncle Miltie
Remember 2002, when the Democrats DEMANDED an opportunity to vote "YES" for the Iraq War?

Call it political "rope-a-dope."

2 posted on 03/21/2013 2:17:14 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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21 of 50 Democratic senators voted against the resolution: Sens. Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD), Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), and Wyden (D-OR).

1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the resolution: Sen. Chafee (R-RI).

The only Independent senator voted against the resolution: Sen. Jeffords (I-VT)


3 posted on 03/21/2013 2:17:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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The original article is quite the Marxist screed, contains numerous gems of Marxist puffery, and several interesting claims, such as that "public sentiment" was heavily against the commencement of the Iraq War, as measured by unspecified polls.

And of course Bush stole the election of 2000 in any "fair" recount, says the Communist screedist. The media friends of Al Gore recounted the disputed Dade and Broward County votes under six different sets of rules. Bush won under five scenarios, Gore under only one.

And nobody was talking about the overseas military absentee ballots that Slick ordered deepsixed off the fantail of an aircraft carrier returning to the States, or the California absentee ballots, stacks and stacks of sacks and sacks of them, thousands of them, that were never counted, so the Democrats could maintain their brag that Gore had won the nationwide popular vote by 500,000 votes.

5 posted on 03/22/2013 4:43:24 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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