In the trenches…

“Three years ago when the Congress and the country debated the resolution to give President Bush the authority to launch a preemptive war against Iraq, reference was often made to the lessons of Vietnam… There are many lessons, both of that war and of the efforts to end it. But one that made a deep impression on me came from former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, the architect of that war, who said our greatest mistake was not understanding our enemy.” – Read Sen. Patrick Leahy’s complete statement on The War In Iraq, delivered this morning, October 25, 2005 on the Senate Floor.

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold:
Why a Timeframe for the U.S. Military Mission in Iraq Will Improve Our National Security

Cindy Sheehan: Don’t support Clinton unless she flips on war

NPR’s David Welna reports that…
As Death Toll Hits 2,000, Democrats Divided on Iraq

  • 22 Senate Democrats voted against the Iraq war resolution
  • Of the 29 who voted for the Iraq War… Dodd, Feinstein, Parkins, Rockefeller have all come to regret that action. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) continue defend their vote.

David Sirota says, “Democratic Senators who voted for the Iraq War and who do not say that vote was a mistake have hurt the party’s ability to craft any sort of coherent message on national security. Welna’s piece is extremely hard hitting. He gets some Democratic Senators on record who voted for the war to admit it was a mistake – these Senators have a lot of guts and should be applauded. Welna also catches on tape two Democratic Senators – Hillary Clinton and Herb Kohl – refusing to answer any questions about the war.

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