Rick Boucher (D-Abingdon) sided yesterday with Murtha and Pelosi - and al Qaeda - and voted to abandon our troops in the field. And to cut the Iraqis loose to fend for themselves. And to give up everything we've achieved in the war.
He voted in favor of defeat.
House, 218 to 212, Votes to Set Date for Iraq PulloutPresident Bush may dismiss this act of cowardice as political theater, but I take it more seriously.
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Washington, March 23 — A deeply divided House of Representatives voted Friday to bring most American combat troops home from Iraq next year, with Democrats employing their new Congressional majority to create the most forceful challenge yet to President Bush’s war policy.
The legislation aimed at accelerating an end to the war passed on a vote of 218 to 212, with all but two Republicans opposing. Even as the debate moves to the Senate, where a less restrictive plan is to be considered next week, Mr. Bush dismissed the action as “political theater” and promised to veto attempts to manage the war from Capitol Hill. (link)
Osama bin Ladin is in a cave somewhere applauding the actions of Rick Boucher and his Democratic ilk. And he's sharpening his knives. Loading his weapons. Preparing, should Boucher get his way, for the pullout to begin.
Never in the history of the United States of America has there been a more brazen act of cowardice in the face of the enemy.