Saturday, November 19, 2005
# Posted 10:45 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
The deployment of United States forces in Iraq, by direction of Congress, is hereby terminated and the forces involved are to be redeployed at the earliest practicable date.Btw, the roll call on the GOP version is here. Three cheers for Cynthia McKinney and her two brave colleagues for voting "aye"!
Also, Joe Gandelman argues that the GOP shot itself in the foot by drawing even more attention to Murtha, giving anti-war Dems a highly visible platform, and exposing some of their own members as malicious and small minded.
Just to underscore the importance of that last point, who was the only GOP representative to get a soundbite on NBC Nightly News after the debate? You guessed it: Jean Schmidt.
And of course, Murtha himself got more great coverage from NBC. At the end of her segment on the House debate, Andrea Mitchell asked:
Why is one congressmen's call for withdrawal so powerful? Because people on both sides of the debate think that if the president has lost John Murtha, he could lose the nation.You can't pay for coverage like that. (2) opinions -- Add your opinion
Excellent column.Post a Comment
And I say that as a Democrat.
Also, wanted to let you know your homepage link at top left needs
Thanks, I linked to this. And you can delete this comment after reading since it's not too useful in the long run :-)