Earlier this week, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) made some very powerful speeches on the senate floor promoting the Kerry-Feingold Amendment for the redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq.
He made some very good points which, unfortunately but predictably, were ignored by the Republicans who chose politics over reason.
Nevertheless, everyone should read and consider Feingold's words. Here are links to the transcripts posted on his website:
• 21 June: Feingold's statement presenting the Kerry-Feingold Amendment (a must-read)
• 22 June: Feingold's statement prior to the vote on the Kerry-Feingold Amendment
Unfortunately (but, again, predictably), the amendment was defeated. And an alarming number of ordinary Americans, like too many of those senators, keep talking as though Iraq had something to do with 9/11.
Those senators who voted against the amendment are simply putting all of us, and especially our troops, in more and more danger. Disdain for America continues to grow throughout the world each day that we remain in Iraq. Nobody wants us there, especially the Iraqis. The only people who want us in Iraq are the oil-thirsty neocons and their apologists.
Will America wake up in time to make a difference in November?