Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Hagel: Cut Out The Catchy Political Slogans That Debase The Seriousness Of The War

Chuck Hagel today on the Senate floor:

Congress fails in its duty when we do not probe, when we fail, we do not ask tough questions, and we fail when we do not debate the gate issues of our day. There is no issue more important than war. The war in Iraq is the defining issue on which this Congress and the administration will be judged. The American people want to see serious debate about serious issues from serious leaders. They deserve more than a political debate. This debate should transcend cynical attempts to turn public frustration with the war in Iraq into an electoral advantage. It should be taken more seriously than to simply retreat into focus-group tested buzz words and phrases like “cut and run,” catchy political slogans that debase the seriousness of war. War’s not a partisan issue, Mr. President. It should not be held hostage to political agendas. War should not be drug down into the political muck. America deserves better. Our men and women fighting and dying deserve better.

Now tell that to Karl Rove, Jon Kyl, John Kerry, and some of the other schmucks looking to make political hay over the war with phrases like "Cut and Run" and "Lie and Die."

How can we talk about the war when there are still flag-burners out there?

When was the last time you saw someone burn a US flag over here? 1968?
I was 1 in 1968. About all I saw was my crib. And those very scary pictures of Nixon running for president on the TV, of course.

Yeah, you're right about the flag-burning nonsense. Crazy, calculated political bullshit.
The occupation of Iraq is not as important as gay marriage for gods sake..or immigration..get your priorities straight dude :p

tongue in cheek of course.
Yes, gay marriage and immiration are important, but for god sakes, don't forget the flag burning!
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