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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Don’t Worry Dan, the War’s Not All Your Fault Anymore

posted by on November 13 at 7:55 AM

An analysis by Politico explains why the 2006 Democratic majority in Congress can’t end the occupation of Iraq: It’s all Washington state Rep. Brian Baird’s fault.

But once Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.), a staunch war opponent, returned from a visit to Iraq and applauded the surge, any chance of a compromise clampdown ended.

Courtesy Think Progress

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Yeah, it's all Baird's fault. House and Senate Republicans bear no responsibility whatsoever, nor do the White House and the Pentagon.

Posted by Greg | November 13, 2007 8:01 AM

Just remember this; no matter who wins in November 2008, we will be in Iraq for generations. Just to think how your children and your children's children will have the glorious opportunity to spill their blood in Iraq.

Posted by Just Me | November 13, 2007 8:12 AM

Is there no one in Olympia or Vancouver who will stand up and run against Baird?

Protesting military supplies at a port does not do it.

Announcing a challenge to Baird = $300,000 over the internet in about one week.

IF no one runs, they no one cares obviously.

Posted by unPC | November 13, 2007 8:19 AM

People who promoted the war and carried it out bear no responsibility for the outcome. It is all the fault of those who opposed it from the beginning. People who protest the war are the ones to be villifed. Welcome to the bizzaro world.

Posted by My Fault | November 13, 2007 8:31 AM

the surge IS good in the short term. less people, both murkins & iraqis, are dying in iraq.

that does not excuse the macro crime of the war, or even come close to "victory" or "freedom". it has just dampened teh violence for as long as we can overextend our cannon fodder.

Posted by max solomon | November 13, 2007 8:43 AM

Another reality: If the War in Iraq had been successful; no one would be questioning the morality of the attack by the US. Think about that for awhile. It will make you scared.

Posted by Just Me | November 13, 2007 8:56 AM

There's still plenty of reckoning to be done over this awful, tragic mess. Just wait.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | November 13, 2007 9:37 AM

Remember Mitt's dad? A credible candidate running for president, he went to scope out Vietnam, returned and announced he had been "brainwashed" by the generals. That was the end of his political career.

Posted by Algernon | November 13, 2007 10:34 AM

Let's blame the handful of Dems instead of the vast majority of insane war-supporting Republics ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 13, 2007 11:24 AM

Tell you what, I'll blame both douchebag parties.

Posted by Jay | November 13, 2007 5:01 PM

How about I blame both douchebag parties?

Posted by Jay | November 13, 2007 5:08 PM

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