Saturday, August 20, 2005
"Subversive (i.e., Sane) Republican Award" goes to Ron Paul of Texas . . .
The only Republican (so far . . . ) to co-sponsor a bill agreeing with the statements of the President of The United States, and everyone else in his administration including the VP and Secretary of Defense, (and pretty much every other Republican, [and pretty much anyone else . . .]) . . . on one of THE most important issues regarding Iraq :
'Declaring that it is the policy of the United States not to enter into any base agreement with the Government of Iraq that would lead to a permanent United States military presence in Iraq.'
Bill # H.CON.RES.197
Barbara Lee (D-CA 9th)
Cosponsor Total: 44
(last sponsor added 07/27/2005)
If you're a Republican, I encourage you to call/write your Republican Congressmen and ask them to either:
1.) support this bill; or,
2.) declare publicly, and on the floor of Congress for the permanent historical record, that they seek and support permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq and believe it should be the policy of the United States to do so.
(If you're a Democrat, call/write with your support.)
Some people (like Dennis Kucinich) have been pointing out for almost two years the importance of declaring clearly and publicly to the Iraqi people that the U.S. does not want to stay there and permanently occupy their country; and that no such statements can possibly be believed as long as the U.S. is establishing permanent military bases in their country. And of course, if they believe we are Conquerers expanding our Empire, rather than true "Liberators," they will rise up against us.
(Hell, it's common sense. I don't need to point this shit out.)
So. I submit that if you fail to support a measure like this, you need to admit that you are willing to allow U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians to be slaughtered in order for the U.S. government to permanently dominate Iraq; and declare openly that we seek Empire, not Liberty.
Anyone with ANY sound reason for not supporting this measure, please comment. Thanks.