"We have to consider the need for additional troops to be in Iraq, to take
out the militias and stabilize Iraq," the Texas Democrat said to the surprise of
many, "I would say 20,000 to 30,000."
Then came President Bush's expected announcement last week, virtually
matching Mr. Reyes' recommendation and argument word-for-word -- albeit the
president proposed only 21,500 troops.
Wouldn't you know, hours after Mr. Bush announced his proposal, Mr. Reyes told the El Paso Times that such a troop buildup was unthinkable.
"We don't have the capability to escalate even to this minimum level," he
Thursday, January 18, 2007
From Wikipedia -
Congressional Progressive Caucus
According to their website, the CPC advocates universal health care, fair trade agreements, living wage laws, the right of all workers to organize into labor unions and engage in strike actions and collective bargaining, the abolition of significant portions of the USA PATRIOT Act, the legalization of gay marriage, strict campaign finance reform laws, a complete pullout from the war in Iraq, a crackdown on corporate crime and what they see as corporate welfare, an increase in income tax on the wealthy, tax cuts for the poor, and an increase in welfare spending by the
An array of national progressive organizations will work to support the efforts of the caucus, including the Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Magazine, Moveon.org, National Priorities Project, Jobs with Justice Campaign, Peace Action, Americans
for Democratic Action, and Progressive Democrats of America. Also co-sponsoring the kickoff event were the NAACP, ACLU, Progressive Majority, League of United Latin American Citizens, Rainbow/Push Coalition, National Council of La Raza, Hip Hop Caucus, Human Rights Campaign, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, and the National Hip Hop Political Convention. The CPC has long maintained cordial ties with the Democratic Socialists of America, which hosted its website during the 1990s.
So, Hagel and Snowe have joined with a group like this that is anti-American, pro-racist, Socialist and likes really bad music. I did some work in Nebraska earlier this year and had the opportunity to speak with a lot of political people who are stunned at the arrogance and stupidity that Hagel is experiencing.
May they all drive with Ted Kennedy or go camping with Barney Franks.
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