Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More on Amnesty for Insurgents

Today, the GOP rejected this amendment by the Democrats:

SEC. 1209. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON THE GRANTING OF AMNESTY TO PERSONS KNOWN TO HAVE KILLED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IN IRAQ.

(a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:

(1) The Armed Forces of the United States and coalition military forces are serving heroically in Iraq to provide all the people of Iraq a better future.

(2) The Armed Forces of the United States and coalition military forces have served bravely in Iraq since the beginning of military operations in March of 2003.

(3) More than 2,500 members of the Armed Forces of the United States and members of coalition military forces have been killed and more than 18,000 injured in operations to bring peace and stability to all the people of Iraq.

(b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--

(1) the Government of Iraq should not grant amnesty to persons known to have attacked, killed, or wounded members of the Armed Forces of the United States; and

(2) the President should immediately notify the Government of Iraq that the Government of the United States strongly opposes granting amnesty to persons who have attacked members of the Armed Forces of the United States.


NAYs ---19
Allard (R-CO)
Bond (R-MO)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagel (R-NE)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS)
McCain (R-AZ) (the soldiers friend, my eye)
Sessions (R-AL)
Stevens (R-AK)
Thomas (R-WY)
Warner (R-VA)


Got that? The Republicans want to keep the troops in Iraq indefinitely, but has decided it's A-OK if the insurgents (or is the the Iraqi troops themselves?) keep pickin' them off like ducks in a shooting gallery.

Cut-and-run? Not when you're a sit-and-watch Republican.

3 Comments:

Blogger yellojkt said...

Nobody likes having their bluff called.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

Tell me about it.
The NY Times frontpage story was disgusting, all about the GOP using the war as an election year cudgel.

I don't know how well it's gonna work this time...

what am i saying? of course it'll work...

10:15 AM  
Blogger Cyberotter said...

I don't know if you have seen this series I am doing, but it's an interesting point of view from a Army guy getting ready to go to Iraq.

Donkephant

12:20 PM  

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