Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Iraq Debate

During the day I have been off and on the phone with my son who described the House Debate as a Superbowl for people like us :-) [But we watch the "real" Superbowl too....]

During one conversation he said that the repugs were not talking about the issue but were all yammering about the topic of terrorism..I said it sounded as if they were reading and speaking from the same repug playbook or talking points...

Well - guess what? Thanks to Kagro X over at DailyKos, seems we were correct. The repug machine did put out a playbook and I'll put the bit from DailyKos here:

"We are writing to urge you not to debate the Democratic Iraq resolution on their terms, but rather on ours.

Democrats want to force us to focus on defending the surge, making the case that it will work and explaining why the President's new Iraq policy is different from prior efforts and therefore justified.

We urge you to instead broaden the debate to the threat posed to Americans, the world, and all "unbelievers" by radical Islamists. We would further urge you to join us in educating the American people about the views of radical Islamists and the consequences of not defeating radical Islam in Iraq.

The debate should not be about the surge or its details. This debate should not even be about the Iraq war to date, mistakes that have been made, or whether we can, or cannot, win militarily. If we let Democrats force us into a debate on the surge or the current situation in Iraq, we lose."

The .pdf version of the entire letter can be downloaded from Daily Kos by clicking here.

Sad that the repugs who spoke today still feel that they needed to drink the kool aid and follow the losers - guess they are among those 20% who still feel they must kowtow to the shrub - even when they know they are all losers....Oh well, hopefully in 2008 none of the kool aid drinkers will be re-elected...

if you can't think on your own, you ought not to be a representative....

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