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Friday, August 31, 2007

Lawmakers "Slimed" In the Greenzone, with their own words

As congressmen visited Iraq it seems someone with a sense of humor distributed thumbnail biographies of each lawmaker to those they were going to be meeting with which included some of their past statements on the war and where they stood.

The sheets of paper seemed to be everywhere the lawmakers went in the Green Zone, distributed to Iraqi officials, U.S. officials and uniformed military of no particular rank. So when Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) asked a soldier last weekend just what he was holding, the congressman was taken aback to find out.

In the soldier's hand was a thumbnail biography, distributed before each of the congressmen's meetings in Baghdad, which let meeting participants such as that soldier know where each of the lawmakers stands on the war. "Moran on Iraq policy," read one section, going on to cite some the congressman's most incendiary statements, such as, "This has been the worst foreign policy fiasco in American history."

Now the congressmen are whining about being "slimed" in the greenzone.

They said it, but they don't like that the participants of the meetings know they said it?

Two words. Tough and typical.

When our politicians make comments about Iraq, the war effort or our soldiers, they better understand that our troops, military officers and Iraqi officials are going to know exactly what they said, especially in this day and age of technology.

The bio of Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher (D-Calif.) -- "TAU (rhymes with 'now')-sher," the bio helpfully relates -- was no less pointed, even if she once supported the war and has taken heat from liberal Bay Area constituents who remain wary of her position. "Our forces are caught in the middle of an escalating sectarian conflict in Iraq, with no end in sight," the bio quotes.

"This is beyond parsing. This is being slimed in the Green Zone," Tauscher said of her bio

I would love to see Pelosi's "bio" and Harry "Baghdad" Reid's to be honest, and if any of those lovely troops that email me has one....pretty please?

Seriously, these politicians have been told time and again that there is a way to disagree with the war without making deliberate public statements that will harm our troops morale, they ignore that so they can get the latest head line and their next talking point and maybe win a vote or two for their next election.

Politics to them trump all and they certainly, in my opinion, got exactly what they deserved being "slimed.

Don Surber head lines this perfectly, gave me my first laugh of the morning:

Troops to surrender Democrats: Up yours.

Head over to the next post where we will show you what the Democrats and any Republican defeatist will be facing in September.

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