Democrats desperate to surrender to al-Qaeda in Iraq suffered a stinging and warranted defeat today when the Senate by an overwhelming majority rejected their measure to “honor our troops” by cutting off military funding by March 31, 2008.
The 67-29 vote against the Democrat’s measure left it far short of the 60 votes needed to advance it. Not a single Republican voted for the bill, however 19 Democrats voted against it. Tellingly, it does not even have full partisan support. Nonetheless, the Democrats hailed the vote as a victory.
Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton voted for the measure after television campaign taunting by fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Chris Dobbs. Sen. Obama is still wet behind the ears, politically speaking, so what he really believes is a secret; much like his national healthcare plan, the details of which have yet to be explained. On the other hand, Sen. Clinton’s vote for the measure was clearly politically motivated and calculated to appease the radical Move-On.org left wing of her party. Clinton knew the measure would never pass making her vote mere pandering. Asked by a reporter after the vote whether she supported the underlying idea of the bill to cut off financing for major combat operations by next spring, Hillary declined to say yes or no.
“I’m not going to speculate on what I’ll be voting on in the future,” Senator Clinton said today.
Clinton’s statement is unremarkable only in that it characterizes the Democratic Party’s stance on the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism in general. Democrats will go to any length, stoop to any level, spew forth any lie, to insure that the war is lost while Bush is still president. On January 20, 2009, if by some quirk a Democrat should be elected president, rest assured the Democrats will find a multitude of reasons why we cannot abandon Iraq and the Mid-East.