George McGovern to advise Dems on Iraq war (good news!)

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Gold Member

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    This is hilarious.

    You read it right - the Democrats have asked George McGovern to advise them on the Iraq war! That's like asking Michael Moore for dietary advice, or Al Sharpton for advice on eliminating racial tensions.

    And McGovern himself has already come up with a classic line:

    For those not as old as moi (and that's pretty old), George McGovern ran for President in 1972. His main platform plank was immediate and unilateral withdrawl from the war, Vietnam in that case. And he lost the election by the biggest landslide the country had ever seen, as a direct result. How long did this erstwhile advisor stay in power by following his own advice? (Can you say, "negative number"?)

    Now he says that Dems will lose power if they DON'T immediately withdraw from the war???

    Some people, especially Democrats, never learn.

    Oh, and why is this "Good News"? Because the Democrats are showing every sign of doing the same things again, that got them tossed out of every majority in the government twelve years ago: Ignoring history, ignoring the results of their own policies, assuming the country agreed with them, and moving to the left like whirling dervishes.

    Too bad a lot of the good work we've done in Iraq (knocking out the Baathists, setting up a free government, building up the Iraqi army and putting them in charge of most of their country, building up infrastructure) will get violently undone before the Dems get tossed out again. Ironically, Cindy Sheehan will finally get an actual reason to complain that her son died for nothing.


    McGovern to Meet With Congress on War


    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -

    George McGovern, the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that he will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June.

    If Democrats don't take steps to end the war in Iraq soon, they won't be in power very long, McGovern told reporters before a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    "I think the Democratic leadership is wise enough to know that if they're going to follow the message that election sent, they're going to have to take steps to bring the war to a conclusion," he said.

    McGovern will present his recommendations before the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a 62-member group led by Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee.

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