Friday, April 27, 2007

Senate passes Iraq funding bill

The spending bill with the timetable to begin withdrawal has been passed by the Senate. Now it's on to George Bush's desk, where it will probably get vetoed. Here's Obama's quote on the situation:
We are one signature away from ending the Iraq War. President Bush must listen to the will of the American people and sign this bill so that our troops can come home.[...]
[Emphasis added.] (HT: turneresq on DailyKos) One signature away. Unfortunately, that signature is Bush's. The sense of shame and futility I feel when I think that this man is President of the United States and Commander-in-chief of our military. All my representatives in Congress: please impeach this sorry excuse for an executive. If concern for the good of your country doesn't motivate you, can you not act out of a personal sense of shame that this contemptible, stubborn, uncaring thing is our head of state? Wake up out of your torpor: he has no clothes. He is not salvageable.

I agree with turneresq and Greg Sargent that Obama's "We are one signature away from ending the Iraq War." is a great line. However, I think we should be calling this an occupation, not a war. The war has long since ended. It's been an occupation for years.

A sad side note on the whole Iraq situation: Iraqi blogger Riverbend has decided to leave the country. I'm sad she has to flee, but I'm glad she's still alive. Whenever a long time goes between posts, everyone worries.

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