Dems Can Stand Firm

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I don’t think the Democrats have gone far enough in the legislation to end the war. Having said that, there is no reason for the Democratic leadership to give an …

Heroes of the Vote

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I understand the rationale that people are giving for the vote on the supplemental appropriations bill–that it, for the first time, sets a deadline for withdrawal of the troops. But, …

Pelosi Comes Down Hard

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Nancy Pelosi, in a move that is still perplexing to me, is going all out to pass the supplemental appropriations bill that funds the war for a very long time. …

Four Years Too Long

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In lamenting the devastation of the war, the media typically focuses on the 3,216 American soldiers who have been killed in the war. And, yes, I can’t stand reading the …

This Is Cutting And Running

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This is sad. So-called anti-war groups like MoveOn.Org and Win Without War are now abandoning the effort to cut off funding for the war–an effort that, in my humble opinion, …

Make Bush Pay For The War

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Why not call the president’s bluff on his escalation plan and continued funding for the war–using the very principle the Democrats declared would be a rock-solid commitment for all new …

Herbert on the March

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Bob Herbert has a good column today in the protest against the escalation and continued occupation of Iraq. The column is behind the Times’ Selection subscription. Here’s a snippet: But …

End The War Legislation

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Yesterday, I wrote about the terrible economic costs of the war. And, lo and behold, yesterday, the progressives in the House announced legislation to end the war. The bill, entitled …

What the War Costs

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Better late than never. The New York Times, which was a cheerleader for going to war (from its editorial pages, its news pages and, of course, from the most idiotic …

MLK Day

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I spent a number of hours at a commeration today for Martin Luther King, Jr. A number of speakers reminded the audience of King’s anti-Vietnam War speech and how, if …

3000 and Counting

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I took part in one of the many vigils that took place around the country to mark the awful arrival of the number 3,000–actually, it’s now 3,004 American men and …

3,000 and Counting

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As we ring in the New Year, Saddam Hussein may have been rushed to the gallows but 3,000 U.S. men and women are dead (and more than 20,000 wounded in …