Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Chuck Hagel, Senator Nebraska Republican, steps up.
Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is angry. He's upset about the more than 1,700 U.S. soldiers killed and nearly 13,000 wounded in Iraq. He's also aggravated by the continued string of sunny assessments from the Bush administration, such as Vice President Dick Cheney's recent remark that the insurgency is in its "last throes." "Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality," Hagel tells U.S. News. "It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we're losing in Iraq."
That's strikingly blunt talk from a member of the president's party, even one cast as something of a pariah in the GOP because of his early skepticism about the war. "I got beat up pretty good by my own party and the White House that I was not a loyal Republican," he says. Today, he notes, things are changing: "More and more of my colleagues up here are concerned."
Translation: You dumb fuck Republicans and your war mongering are finally starting to realize what those us us on the left have known for 4 years. Maybe if you dumb fuckers would read a book instead of burning them it wouldn't take thousands of dead for you to realize your course of action was a bad idea. Now if you idiots would just listen to us on some other issues, Global Warming, Poverty, Education, Science, those kinds of things maybe we could make the world a better place. Just my thoughts.... Hugs and Kisses.