Democrats show cowardly stripes

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The one thing Americans can always count on is the cowardice of Democrats, and Lowell M. Greenbaum's recent letter to the editor is a perfect example. ("Surge is failing; troops must leave," July 20).

For Greenbam's information, the surge has just begun with the last of the 30,000 troops arriving in place in the past few weeks. Additionally, in recent weeks, three top al-Qaida leaders in Iraq have been captured, and more and more Iraqis are turning against al-Qaida every day.

The real problem Greenbaum and his fellow Democrats have is that if the surge succeeds, they lose. Democrats have invested all of their political success in America losing the war in Iraq. Therefore, an American victory in Iraq spells disaster for Democrats politically. Since our economy is booming, unemployment is low, the stock market is setting new records and mortgage rates are low, Democrats have only one issue to help them win elections, and that's defeat in Iraq. Is it any wonder Greenbaum wants us to quit and leave Iraq now?

As for the rest of his cowardly colleagues, the Senate Democrats brought cots into the Senate recently to stay all night and break a Republican filibuster. Then, in the early morning hours, they went home. How can anyone in America trust Democrats to have the courage to defend America when they don't have the courage to stay awake all night?

Peter J. Seaha, Aiken, S.C.

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intheknow
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intheknow 07/24/07 - 05:30 am
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So, what are the Republicans,

So, what are the Republicans, that also are against the surge called? That's right, RINOs. If it make you feel better calling people cowards, then just go right ahead.

fd1962
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fd1962 07/24/07 - 07:00 am
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Another pathetic report in
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Another pathetic report in the douche bag series. Makes about as much sense as calling all Republicans who support the surge murderers. Yes, fourteen Iraqis have now turned against al Qaida. Good show. They must also be the fourteen who want the US to stay.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 07/24/07 - 07:03 am
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I don't know if cowards is

I don't know if cowards is the right word to describe the democrat leadership, but I agree with the rest of Mr. Seahas letter. With no other reason to vote for the continued empowerment of the left, the loss in Iraq is imperative to them.Why would anyone want our country to be ruled by a group that wants to throw away our military effort of the past five years? Especially as it's starting to pay off. This is a risky political effort by the left, but it's deadly serious for our country. Even with the myrmidon effect I feel there are enough Americans who still possess civic pride and understand the middle east effort. The best and quickest way to get out of this war is to reach the goals originally set. Ending the war isn't the same as abandoning it.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 07/24/07 - 07:04 am
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fd1962=myrmidon

fd1962=myrmidon

roymccoy
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roymccoy 07/24/07 - 07:09 am
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lowell greenbaum is a fine

lowell greenbaum is a fine doctor, but a cowardly democrat! it's easy to take the road less travelled, but hard to make the right decisions! the fdr democrats are the republicans of today! greenbaum is a ted kennedy democrat! i'd much rather hunt with dick cheney than ride with a kennedy! roy m. whitley marietta, ga. 30060

emerald
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emerald 07/24/07 - 07:25 am
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Message to the Dems and Reps

Message to the Dems and Reps wanting to end the surge, what some 50 days after it was anounced - let the Generals do their job - most of you are not even qualified to do your own, let alone theirs.

fd1962
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fd1962 07/24/07 - 07:40 am
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You are right, emerald. We
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You are right, emerald. We should wait until 100% of the Iraqis are against us.

fd1962
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fd1962 07/24/07 - 07:43 am
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pt=katzenjammer
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pt=katzenjammer

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/24/07 - 07:46 am
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First the surge isn't really

First the surge isn't really a surge which was sold as being temporary. It is a permanent escalation of the war. US military commanders now say that huge numbers of US troops will remain in Iraq until AT LEAST mid-2009. The argument made by continually resurrected neocon vampires & reinvented warhawks is that the US has used the wrong tactics in Iraq for the last 4 years while also arguing "it doesn't matter how or why we are in Iraq we are there now". They claim they can change US military policy and win but won't consider changing political policy on Iraq. God forbid we admit our mistake in invading Iraq under false pretenses & leave Iraq ... to Iraqis. It is warhawks who continually say "failure is not an option" when we have failed for 4 years. There is no indication the surge is working. We have armed Sunni tribesmen who hate Al Qaeda and who hate us. We are not only fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq but also Sunni militants and Shiite militias including Moqtada al Sadr's Mahdi Army. 90% of Iraqis want US occupation troops gone NOW and 60% support attacking US troops. That is why the guerrilla insurgency thrives. It swims in the sea of the people. They support the Iraq resistance.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/24/07 - 07:58 am
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Republicans are growing

Republicans are growing disenchanted with the war in Iraq. But too often elected official voice their criticsim but do not followup with votes opposing President Bush by cutting funds for the war. WINO is the term coined for these guys: Waverers In Name Only. I thought it might better be Withdraw In Name Only. Sen. Richard Lugar is one such WINO as is Rep. Chris Shays. They have voiced discontent with the war and with CnC Bush's conduct of it, but they have not done anything beyond paying lip service to ending the failed U.S. war in Iraq. I also add Joe Biden's name to those who are long on rhethoric. Biden is eloquent about what is wrong, but he votes to continue funding the war which continues Bush's folly & FIASCO in Iraq.

johnsmith
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johnsmith 07/24/07 - 08:02 am
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You're right, Cain. The

You're right, Cain. The democrats are right. The entire left wing is right. The surge _might_ not work. Accordingly, I think we need to add another 200K troops and do the job right. Understand, please--we won the war. By any definition, eliminating a nation's armed forces and turning its dictator over to the courts is a "win." Where we are having less success is in helping the Iraqis to set up a social/political/military structure that can hold on to that victory, and move Iraq into the International Fraternity of Nations that Don't Gas Their Citizens. Now, I'm SURE that Cain and Reid and Pelosi and co. don't WANT Iraq to move even further into chaos, so I KNOW that they will join me in insisting that we increase troop levels to the point that we are assured success in this endeavor...

owensjef
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owensjef 07/24/07 - 08:10 am
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Get em Caine, I loved all

Get em Caine, I loved all these hawkish conservatives who love war and have never served a day. WE WE what you mean we K^)))&.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 07/24/07 - 08:30 am
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Well, johnsmith, Gen. David

Well, johnsmith, Gen. David Petraeus' own counterinsurgency manual says
he needs 20 occupation troops per 1000 population to wage a competent
counterinsurgency war. He needs 500,000 US troops to control Iraq, and
it would still be a 10 year struggle that may or may not work.
Escalating the US air war in Iraq to fill the breach left by the dirth
of US troops results in collateral damage - more Iraqi civilians killed
which further alienates the Iraqi population which already overwhelmingly
supports the Iraqi insurgents they call the resistance. Colin
Powell and others have said United States military cannot sustain its
surge beyond spring 2008. Reinstating the draft isn't a magic bullet
for our troop shortage. My assertion is that United States invaded Iraq
under false pretenses. That makes our occupation fundamentally flawed
and illegal. It is hard to see how we can "win" under those
circumstances. Putting all our eggs in the Iraq basket seems a formula
for disaster IMHO. There are smarter ways to protect ourselves, our
legitimate interests, and guard against terror attack than by occupying
Iraq, Afghanistan and bombing Iran and Pakistan.

fd1962
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fd1962 07/24/07 - 08:58 am
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There's hope, Ray. They
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There's hope, Ray. They didn't exactly coronate Whitehead.

sjgraci
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sjgraci 07/24/07 - 10:28 am
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What did you do to serve your

What did you do to serve your country Peter Seaha?

jack
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jack 07/24/07 - 10:36 am
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And as usual Cain spews blah,

And as usual Cain spews blah, blah, blah, blah ad nauseum.

jack
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jack 07/24/07 - 10:39 am
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Owensjet, how do you know who

Owensjet, how do you know who have and who haven't served in the military? Have I? Hmmmm didn't think you knew. If you can't state facts, try to keep your pie hole closed as you show your ignorance on here almost daily.

charles yonce
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charles yonce 07/24/07 - 10:40 am
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i back you 100% cain, but you

i back you 100% cain, but you might as well be arguing with a stop sign here.these sheeple will not change,they love war,especially when it;s someone elses child that perishes.if you watched the debates last night did you hear the candidates who had no problem with making females register at selective services?females? are we that desperate now that we will send women to fight also?what about all the flag waving prettyboys who stay in school forever,and care only about their suntan? we know they will never see a front line,but have no problem sending women in their place.definition of a coward? someone who will ask someone to do something that they're not willing to do themselves, like bush and cheney 2 punk cowards that are beyond disgusting.

jack
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jack 07/24/07 - 10:43 am
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Siggraci, what did YOU do to

Siggraci, what did YOU do to serve our country?

jack
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jack 07/24/07 - 10:47 am
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Popkorn, why should females

Popkorn, why should females NOT have to register for the draft? Women have forced their way into every aspect of our military, so why should they not be drafted along with our men should it become necessary to start the draft again? Those I served with were pretty good soldiers other than their limited body strength.

coco rubio
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coco rubio 07/24/07 - 11:16 am
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maybe take the illegal aliens

maybe take the illegal aliens in aiken that don't speak english & send them to fight in iraq? they might frustrate the iraqi's to surrender since they won't understand what these illegals are saying......heck, it's gotta be better than what's happening now, right?

bone
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bone 07/24/07 - 11:17 am
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sheeple - i have had to watch

sheeple - i have had to watch that commercial twice at the theater and i still don't understand it. does anyone know why scion went with that campaign?

0430
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0430 07/24/07 - 11:42 am
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To Peter J. Seaha: You are

To Peter J. Seaha: You are like most Republicans calling the Democrats cowards but, you don't want your children to serve in Iraq. Maybe, President Bush should send only Republicans to Iraq since they are the only ones that love this country. Then, you would see US Forces pulling out of Iraq instantly. President Bush talked about how great it was for the British Forces to start pulling out of Iraq. However, when it comes to US Forces pulling out all you hear is crap from you and the Republicans calling Democrats cowards. The only disaster in Iraq is that you and the Republicans don't know to get out of Iraq, so you blame the Democrats. Just say these word three times: President Bush got us in this war and we don't know how to get out. Now, don't you feel better. Just think 17 more months and you can move to Crawford, Texas with Bush. What a great day that will be.

101010
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101010 07/24/07 - 11:45 am
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Our objectives in this

Our objectives in this conflict is like shifting sand. First, it was to get at those nasty WMD, then it was to topple Hussain and bring Democracy, then it was to stamp out the terrorist, now it is to bring about a stable Iraq government. At least, I think that's what it is today. This surge will not work, and it is not because the Democrats want it to fail. it was a failed mission from the start. You bring more troops to town A and the terrorist move to town B and all the way to town Z. I can't believe our Generals wholeheartedly took up this ridiculous plan, butthen again if you've been in the military --you know to keep your mouth shut and keep on marching. Cause if you don't they will soon replace you with another "Yes, Man." So when they interview these young soldiers on television I take it with a grain of salt--been there done that.
I know that Bush says God talks to him directly, but I believe that he needs to get caller ID cause it seems like Satan has him on speed dial.

mable8
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mable8 07/24/07 - 12:04 pm
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President Bush is doing a

President Bush is doing a poor job covering his behind; now he wants to war with Iran. How stupid of him. But, before he leaves office, he will probably send troops into Iran, with the Democrats holding the bag. That has been the war history in the US; Republicans make the sorry mess, Democrats clean it up, and the Republican takes the credit. I think the Republican party needs to change its name: WAR MONGERS FOR LIFE. Democrats, Mr Seaha, are not cowards; but I think you are.

sjgraci
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sjgraci 07/24/07 - 12:16 pm
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It's not about what I did to

It's not about what I did to serve my country Jack, it's about Peter J. Seaha calling heroes who fought and killed for their country cowards.

dani
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dani 07/24/07 - 12:34 pm
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Don't you love the letters to

Don't you love the letters to the editor from Lower Greedbum every 30 days.

I wait with bated breath to see how he rearranges his words this time to say the same thing every month.

dani
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dani 07/24/07 - 12:40 pm
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Mabel8,,,Where do you get

Mabel8,,,Where do you get your dis-information?
I am a news junkie and I have never heard anything to indicate that Pres. Bush wants to invade Iran. Actually that is the last thing he wants to do.
He has enough on his plate already without taking on more.
Checks your facts before posting.

owensjef
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owensjef 07/24/07 - 01:41 pm
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yea I wish I could show you

yea I wish I could show you my ignorance. neck

gagirl40
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gagirl40 07/24/07 - 02:11 pm
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Um, Coco Rubio...just an

Um, Coco Rubio...just an observation, you said "take the illegal aliens in aiken that don't speak english & send them to fight in iraq? they might frustrate the iraqi's to surrender since they won't understand what these illegals are saying." Are you under the sad misconception that everybody on earth EXCEPT Mexicans speak English? The Iraqis wouldn't understand them any less than they understand our American English speaking soldiers.

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