1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

heh.  democrats bend over, spread cheeks for bush.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070312/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_iraq?

maybe they're not completely stupid.
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March 12th, 2007 10:06pm
"Conservative Democrats as well as lawmakers concerned about the possible impact on Israel had argued for the change in strategy."

Well that's good. I'm glad they weren't concerned over anything trivial like the possible impact on millions of Iranian citizens or committing an act of war on yet another sovreign nation.

And why did they back down? Because Bush threatened to veto the bill. "We were gonna pass a bill to limit the President's power, but he said he'd veto it, so never mind" WTF did you *think* Bush was gonna do, you fucking morons? Say "oh, you're right, maybe I've been wrong for six years"?
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March 12th, 2007 10:40pm
saw Kagan in the post today saying the surge is working.  good news.
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March 12th, 2007 10:40pm
absolutely.  there has been hardly any fighting, and the areas are _really_ quiet.


does this mean:

(a) the surge has worked, the terrorists are all terrified and will be good henceforth

(b) they are waiting until the surge slops?
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March 12th, 2007 10:52pm
Even the camels spread for Bush:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoons/stevebell/0,,2025024,00.html
Permalink el 
March 13th, 2007 6:54am
I've been impressed that Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership has so far had a very pragmatic approach.

I'm sorry they took Iran off the table -- but Bush has been served notice that they're NOT going to rubber stamp any attack on Iran, and hopefully that will be enough.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 13th, 2007 1:24pm
Has it really been quiet?

Maybe it's because they're gathering strength for that Spring offensive.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 13th, 2007 1:25pm
"but Bush has been served notice that they're NOT going to rubber stamp any attack on Iran, and hopefully that will be enough."

Yeah - if he tries it, they'll pass a bipartisan resolution on his ass. That'll show him!!!
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March 13th, 2007 2:05pm
No, the non-binding resolution was because we're already AT war in Iraq.  And again, to serve notice to Bush that he no longer has the do-nothing rubber-stamp Congress that will approve everything he does.

Do keep up, 007.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 13th, 2007 2:31pm
And in response to the non-binding resolution, Bush:
a) Sat down with leaders of Congress to review options for ending US involvement
b) Immediately started pulling US troops out
c) Returned control of National Guard troops to their states
d) Sent even more troops to Iraq

He's quaking in his boots - you can tell.

(BTW, you don't think handing control of both Houses of Congress to the Democrats and putting Pelosi in charge might have been a teeny hint to Bush that Congress wouldn't be rubber-stamping his bills any more?)
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March 13th, 2007 4:02pm
+1 philo, the democrats are making lots of noise on this issue to look like they give a damn, but their problems are:

(1) if they actually force the war to stop now, its all there fault that it failed, whereas if they give bush enough rope...

(2) if bush doesn't stop then they have a constitutional criss.  bush has given them every reason to think he would push it this far.  I dont think they want that when all they have to do is give him enough rope, and let him hang himself.

(3) ..I forget, but it was a real doozy...
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March 13th, 2007 6:21pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/who-killed-the-iran-provi_b_43286.html

The Dems didn't even have the nerve to kill it in open daylight.
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March 13th, 2007 7:34pm

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