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How to really end the war (sorry Cindy Sheehan)

I’ve watched the past few days paying very close attention. What strikes me as interesting is we have Democrats such as John Kerry stating we need more troops as recently as June 30, 2005; yet hearing Democrats are demanding President Bush meet with Cindy Sheehan who has made it clear one of her primary goals is for the troops to come home now, is an obvious contradiction. How does this mixed message get by the majority of us?

Democrats want it both ways. They want you to believe they support the troops coming home yet then again, they make statements such as this:

Sen. John Kerry, Bush's Democratic opponent in last year's presidential election, told NBC's "Today" show that the borders of Iraq "are porous" and said "we don't have enough troops" there.

Sen. Joseph Biden Jr., appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," disputed Bush's notion that sufficient troops are in place.

"I'm going to send him the phone numbers of the very generals and flag officers that I met on Memorial Day when I was in Iraq," the Delaware Democrat said. "There's not enough force on the ground now to mount a real counterinsurgency."

So which is it? You can't have it both ways. Either you agree with Cindy Sheehan's demands that all troops be brought home immediately unless President Bush is willing to place his daughters in "harm's way" or you don't.

Stop playing games. Admit that many of you Congresspersons voted for this war in Iraq. Either you are for it and think we need more troops or you want an immediate withdrawl. While many of you seem to have no problem with the focus being on President Bush and the protest at Crawford the simple fact remains that had you, Republicans and Democrats alike, not given the President the authority and continued voting for funding we would not be in Iraq.

So, you can fool some of the people some of the time? But you cannot fool us all, and some of of us are asking which is it? How do you increase troops strength yet support what Cindy Sheehan's demands are? Stop trying to preen for the cameras so you do not appear to not support a grieving mother who has lost her son and be honest. Many of you Democrat Congresspersons are demanding more troops be sent and now. You may think you are letting the President take all the heat for the decision you had a part in, but some of us realize you are also to blame. Wait until the anti-war protestors realize that the key to ending this is not protesting at Crawford but at your doorsteps, every single one of you that voted in agreement to the war in Iraq and the continued funding. How many of you will send letters in her support if it is turned on you? Now that would be interesting to discover. If this is truly about ending the war and not about a bash Bush scenario, that would be the logical next step.

For those of you that want a source?
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Posted by Lisa Renee Ward at August 13, 2005 12:30 AM