The Historian Of Decline

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Worried about vote


Republicans are worried that the continual bad news from Iraq will harm their re-election chances in 2006.

The New York Times reports:

"Some said that the perception that the war was faltering was providing a rallying point for dispirited Democrats and could pose problems for Republicans in the Congressional elections next year.

Republicans said a convergence of events - including the protests inspired by the mother of a slain American soldier outside Mr. Bush's ranch in Texas, the missed deadline to draft an Iraqi Constitution and the spike in casualties among reservists - was creating what they said could be a significant and lasting shift in public attitude against the war."

There is one word for this: justice.

After shamelessly milking the Iraq war to win elections, it is only right that the Republicans now pay a price for their decisions. 1800 soldiers have already payed the ultimate price, only to be used as little more than fodder for election machines. Soldiers ordered to fight against a country that was not supporting terrorist attacks, did not have WMDs, and posed no threat to America deserve better than that.

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