To those Republicans who have not broken free from the slavery of partisanship – those bonded, still, to this president and this administration, and now bonded to this “sacrifice” – proceed at your own peril.
We need you to speak up, right now, in defense of your country’s most precious assets – the lives of its citizens who are in harm’s way.
If you do not, you are not serving this nation’s interests – nor your own.
November should have told you this.
The opening of the new Congress on Wednesday and Thursday should tell you this.
Next time, those missing Republicans will be you.
And to the Democrats now yoked to the helm of this sinking ship, you proceed at your own peril, as well.
President Bush may not be very good at reality, but he and Mr. Cheney and Mr.Rove are still gifted at letting American troops be killed, and then turning their deaths to their own political advantage.
The equation is simple. This country does not want more troops in Iraq.
It wants fewer.
Go and make it happen, or go and look for other work.