Friday, November 18, 2005

Exit Time from Iraq

We all know by now that the attack on Iraq was the wrong thing to do. But, for anti-war people like me it's hard to figure out a good way to get out of there. I don't want the country to go into further turmoil. Especially because we started all of this in the first place. I was searching the web for a plan to get us out that made sense. Senator Feingold's speech to the Senate was the best I can find. He clearly delineates why we have to get out and how best to do it.
It's best if you just read it:
Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold On Why A Timeframe For The U.S. Military Mission In Iraq Will Improve Our National Security: "What we need is a public, flexible, realistic timetable that will tell people when and how we expect to finish the military mission in Iraq."

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Stolen Election 2004

You won't see this on any of the major news outlets.
A new report by Congress' GAO shows that the 2004 election could have been easily stolen by Bush. I'll let the article speak for itself:Powerful Government Accountability Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Dean and Lakoff

Dean discusses Alito, abortion, Libby and Iraq - Hardball with Chris Matthews - "The position we support is a woman has the right to make -- and a family has the right to make up their own mind about their health care without government interference."

The other night on Hardball, Democratic Chairman Dean was using phrasing from George Lakoff to indicate the party's position on reproductive rights. For those of who don't know Lakoff, check out The Rockridge Institute. The idea is that we have to fram our language in new ways. I am a big fan of this. And I think the language Dean used is great. However, I'm a little scared that it will make the democrats look more politician-like. Eventually, this language will be good for the democrats. But in the short term it can make it look like they don't have a spine. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

US Senate closed for Iraq debate

BBC NEWS | Middle East | US Senate closed for Iraq debate

Kudos! The Democratic leadership showed some spine today. Bush tried to get off of the Iraq subject by talking about judges and bird flu. Senator Reid not only forced an investigation of the biggest scandal of history (the lying of the Bush Administration about the Iraq situation), but did so at a perfect time.
These are democrats that I would vote for.