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Some Republicans Were Against The Troop Surge Before They Were For It

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on February 6th, 2007 12:38 pm by HL

Republicans refuse to debate Iraq surge

The News Blog
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Let’s see which if the Republicans up for re-election in 2008 voted against debating the Iraq surge:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Larry Craig (R-ID)
Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)
Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Ted Stevens (R-AK)
John Sununu (R-NH)
John Warner (R-VA)

Lookit here — Chuck Hagel once again proves he’s all talk, but when it comes time for action, he buckles.

NE-Sen, pres: Chuck Hagel — weak

Daily Kos
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Chuck Hagel, two weeks ago:

This is a very real, responsible addressing of the most divisive issue in this country since Vietnam. Yes, sure, it’s tough. Absolutely. And I think all 100 senators ought to be on the line on this.
What do you believe? What are you willing to support? What do you think? Why were you elected?
If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes. This is a tough business. But is it any tougher, us having to take a tough vote, express ourselves and have the courage to step up on what we’re asking our young men and women to do?
I don’t think so.
When I hear, on both sides of this argument, impugning motives and patriotism to our country, not only is it offensive and disgusting but it debases the whole system of our country and who we are.
My goodness. Can’t we debate the most critical issue of our time, out front, in front of the American people?
The expect it. Are we so weak, we can’t do that?

H.L.s Take
Hagel is a typical weak republican, he voted to invoke cloture and end the debate on the resolution he was so fired up about last week. Hagel is a weak weak hypocrite.

NH-Sen: John Sununu — spineless

Daily Kos
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John Sununu, two weeks ago:

Republican Sen. John Sununu told CNN Tuesday he will not support President Bush’s plan to send an additional 21,000 U.S. troops to Iraq, although he hasn’t yet decided whether to back a Democratic resolution opposing the move.
Well, he decided that he didn’t really oppose Bush’s plan. Instead, he preferred to support Bush’s escalation.

4 Responses to “Some Republicans Were Against The Troop Surge Before They Were For It”

  1. PoliticalCritic Says:

    Couldn’t agree more! Spineless Republicans all over the place! Chuck Hagel is a fraud. So are Warner, Smith, and Specter! All these guys talked tough, but wimped out when the vote came.

  2. John Says:

    I believe it’s neccesary to send troops, after all, someone has to defend us from another 9/11. I’m not sure if you’ve been watching the Iranian News Stations Lately . . but they have the capability to produce, and launch nuclear weapons. The only reason Osama Bin Laden didn’t use a nuclear weapon to destroy the entire city of New York was because he didn’t have one. Notice, that ever since we have been on the offensive in Iraq, we haven’t had another terrorist attack. What do you think we’ll happen if we just pack up and leave? The radical Muslim culture in the Middle East, teaches there children to do whatever they can to reach martydom, even if it means strapping grenades to a 5 year old and running up to a US Caravan. That doesn’t sound very “peaceful” and i don’t believe they have “peaceful intentions” either. I may not support all that President bush does . . but i do know that what he is doing is probably the only thing that is protecting us. Look at the UK for example . . . they’ve had 50 terrorist attacks, such as car bombs, or subway suicide bombers in the last 3 months . . . . now look at the US . . . we have had none. And the casualties of those terrorist attacks in the UK are twice as many as we have had in the entire Iraq War.

  3. Buzz Says:

    Here we go with the blame game. Still the dems are in control and have done DICK since taking control. Yet here is HL acting like hands are not out on both sides of the aisle. Neither party does anything good for this country end of story.

    If HL could get his nose out of democratic ass he would figure that out at some point. I remeber when you met up with Fiengold, you couldn’t stop praising the bastard……yes HL he lied to you then and is lying again now.

    Thats what you call getting votes…….what did you think was going to happen??

  4. sfliberal Says:

    I’d like John to list the 50 terrorist attacks in the UK in the last 3 months that have killed twice as many as the 3000 we’ve had killed in Iraq. Maybe I just missed all of that, but then again I don’t watch FOX News so could be my problem. And the logic that we’ve had no attacks in the US because we invaded Iraq is a little far-fetched. We also didn’t invade Iran during the last five years so maybe we haven’t been attacked because of that.