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Posted by annie | August 21, 2007 1:09 PM

Aren't those Pentagon fellators telling us that the Army is "broken" and that we barely have enough troops to stay six more months? And aren't some of those troops on their fourth tours??

Did the Congressman explain where he's going to find more people to sign up to be Darth Cheney's Imperial Stormtroopers?

Posted by Original Andrew | August 21, 2007 1:15 PM

the only way to pacify iraq is to slaughter all residents & replace them with compliant third-world workers, just like they do in dubai.

the kurds get a pass from the genocide. for now.

yes, it is irony.

Posted by maxsolomon | August 21, 2007 2:02 PM

Why are we still involved in this civil war?

It didn't work in Vietnam when we "escalated" and then didn't draw down. Just made it worse.

Time to leave is now.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 21, 2007 2:51 PM

Well at the very least this proves that Democrats can still form their own opinions, which is beyond anything we've seen out of a Republican

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 21, 2007 3:17 PM

that "accidental" pluralism is really frightening to me, anyone else? One shell-shocked senator and now staying in Iraq is a democratic stance?? One strong enough to "complicate party efforts to achieve unity"?? what the fuck?? Blatant propaganda much??

Posted by perturbed | August 21, 2007 11:07 PM

It is hard to believe. As a loyal Democrat, union member, primary delegate and resident of Baird's district I can only say his position nauseates me. Oh sure just a few more hundred deaths. Just so they aren't Mr Baird's flesh and blood. Time to get an antiwar candidate here in SW Washington. I won't cast another vote for Baird!

Posted by Greig Warner | August 23, 2007 8:16 PM

The pluralism isn't necessarily long as you take those "few" Democrats' words out of context. For example, in her recent speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hilary Clinton criticized the Iraqi goverment and called for our troops to come home ASAP. Of course, what line grabs the headlines? "We've begun to change tactics in Iraq, and in some areas, particularly in Al Anbar province, IT'S WORKING" [caps lock mine].

The other "few" (or, more accurately, VERY few) Democrats include Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin and Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, who, even whilst conceding that the troop build up has produced measurable results, says that the Maliki government hasn't taken full advantage of the breathing room we've provided and still maintains his stance that the troop pull-out should begin within four months (

Baird himself concedes that we'll have to begin pulling out the troops eventually...albeit once they've been worn down to the bone (

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