Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Search For Republican Moderates

Republican senator Olympia Snowe of Maine became one of the few republicans that support a framework to withdraw from Iraq. She introduced a bill late Thursday that gives Iraq 120 days to meet benchmarks.

"The Iraq government needs to understand that our commitment is not infinite," Snowe said in a statement. "Americans are losing patience with the failure of the leadership in Baghdad to end the sectarian violence and move toward national reconciliation."
The senator voted with the republicans last month opposing a supplemental spending bill that included a timeframe for withdrawal from Iraq.

It's nice to see one of the moderates showing a little moderation, isn't it? You think it's because she is from the Maine and the republicans seem to be on the run in the northeast? A little distance from Mr. Bush on the war is probably a good thing for her. Nonetheless, when the supplemental conference report hits the floor for a vote she will do as she is told and vote "no".

I think her quote above about Americans losing patience with Iraqi leadership is off the mark. I think the American people lost their patience with Iraqi leadership years ago, and with George Bush and the majority of republicans in congress last year.

Hopefully, the people of Maine are losing patience with Ms. Snowe.
Jim M

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Anonymous lester said...

I was reading an article in the christian science monitor that said basically, the iraqis and maericans tucked away inthe green zone are totally clueless. they think they have all the time in the world.

10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Jim M said...

Lester
I have a friend in the Green Zone. Since he's a major he thinks everyone ranked above him is clueless. He admits that's not true, but the problem is they have an impossible task. He's on his third tour and it gets worse every time. Pray for all of them.

2:31:00 PM  

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