Monday, May 28, 2007

GOP: Iraq not helping anymore

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFP)--A US senator from President George W. Bush's floundering Republican party said Sunday he and other members of Congress expect the number of US troops in Iraq to be reduced after September so they can run for re-election as peacemakers.

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-AL), a pro-torture redneck ratfucker who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said a progress report due in September by the most recent commander of US troops in Iraq would provide a chance to scale back the 147,000-strong US force in time for the '08 election season.

"By September, when General Petraeus reports that nothing has changed, I think most of the Republicans up for re-election believe that we should be on a move to draw those surge numbers down," Sessions told CBS television's Face the Nation.

The senator's comments were the latest signal from Bush's Republican enablers in Congress that they are looking for a new way to make Iraq work for them after having stood by the president in the past, when he was popular.

The top Republican bagman in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has used blackmail and extortion to keep his party in line behind the president, admitted Friday that his re-election next year would probably require a major shift on the war.

"I think the handwriting is on the wall that we are going in a different direction in the fall, and I expect the president himself to lead it," McConnell said. Senator McConnell also expects to win the lottery one day, and looks forward to partying naked with the Dixie Chicks.

The New York Times reported on Saturday that Republicans are working on several "concepts" for reducing the number of US combat troops in Iraq by as much as 50 percent in 2008. Republican "concepts" for troop reduction are patriotic and good, and should not be compared to cowardly Democratic "cut-and-run" initiatives, which would allow Osama to come to your house and eat your children.

Referring to the article, Sessions said: "I certainly hope that's what will occur. We cannot sustain this level, in my opinion, in Iraq and Afghanistan much longer and expect to win elections here at home."

Sessions described the president's idiotic strategy to deploy extra troops in Iraq again and again as "a bitter pill" that lawmakers swallowed like tube-steak "because of the violence our occupation inspires in the capital city of Baghdad."

Bush secured another 100 billion dollars for his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan last week after the Democratic majority in Congress threw up their hands and bravely refused to impose a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

Democrats have vowed to keep up the pressure on the president as long as they can do it without someone calling them hurtful names on Fox News, and Republicans are realizing, with glacial speed, that being on the wrong side of history and the will of the American electorate regarding Iraq will fuck them hard in elections next year.

The Bush Crime Family has described Iraq as a central front in the War On Terror™ and accused Democrats of favoring a "surrender date" by advocating a withdrawal deadline.

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