Thursday, November 17, 2005

Cornhuskers for Sensible Government


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It is nice to see high-powered Republicans making sense once in a while:


from the Washington Post:

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) strongly criticized yesterday the White House's new line of attack against critics of its Iraq policy, saying that "the Bush administration must understand that each American has a right to question our policies in Iraq and should not be demonized for disagreeing with them."

. . . Bush has suggested that critics are hurting the war effort, telling U.S. troops in Alaska on Monday that critics "are sending mixed signals to our troops and the enemy. And that's irresponsible."

Hagel, a Vietnam War veteran and a potential presidential candidate in 2008, countered in a speech to the Council of Foreign Relations that the Vietnam War "was a national tragedy partly because members of Congress failed their country, remained silent and lacked the courage to challenge the administrations in power until it was too late."

"To question your government is not unpatriotic -- to not question your government is unpatriotic," Hagel said, arguing that 58,000 troops died in Vietnam because of silence by political leaders. "America owes its men and women in uniform a policy worthy of their sacrifices."


Now if only a powerful Democrat could say something worthwhile . . . Sigh.

9 Comments:

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Houley posited...

At least the powerful Republicans finally are.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

who cares what they are as long as they are saying the right things and vringing about the right change.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

thats supposed to say "bringing"

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Of course you are right.
On one issue, it doesn't matter if a Democrat or a Republican said what Chuck Hagel said. (Although it does underscore the eroding stature of the president.)
My point was that I would much happier if the dumb Democrats could figure out a message and a direction so they might have a chance at being elected to some power. We all believe in what Hagel said (about this), or what John McCain says about torture or about stupid marriage amendments -- these are things that Democrats all believe in, but they are incapable of getting that message across.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

its true. people really listen when somebody criticizes their own side. so really, you should be happy that a republican is criticizing Bush, rather than a Democrat.

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

I could lead the Democrats better than those jokers. Seriously, I could at least take a stance on some issues. Like... reverse feminism... How long will the woes of the white male continue to go unnoticed?

 
At 12:49 AM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

John, by championing the cause of "reverse feminism" you're pretty much making yourself a totally unsuitable candidate for the DNC. Sorry.

 
At 3:04 AM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

That's what you think Parker. That's why you are a Republican.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Trent posited...

I agree that it is a good thing for someone to be saying anything against the president, but I would also much rather a Democrat be saying those things. I am personally very disapointed with the democrats, they lack balls. And that makes me sad...

 

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