However, since I’m in the middle of writing my second 1000-word-plus paper in as many days, go watch Patterico smack down his usual target: the Los Angeles Times. This time it’s about—who else—Senator Dick Durbin and why few are willing to accept his "apology." I’m just surprised that the LAT finally deigned to mention the
traitorous words of Durbin dustup.
Oh and get a load of this:
Durbin:The first thing they [we of the vast right-wing conspiracy] do when they get angry and decide to focus on something, my statement obviously was their focus, they start their blogs, which I don’t pay a lot of attention to but some people do.Then why give us the free publicity, Dick?
By the way, I received a response from Senator Barbara Boxer—surprise--regarding my request that she advocate the censure of her colleague. (So I’m a dreamer. So what?)
Thank you for contacting me about the war
in Iraq. I appreciate hearing from you.
I recently traveled to Iraq and would like
to share my thoughts with you regarding my
experiences. Meeting with our nation's brave
service men and women was truly inspiring. I
admire and appreciate their courage, skill, and
devotion to duty. In order to best support our
troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, I voted for the
2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
to get them the equipment and support they need.
However, my trip to Iraq confirmed my view
that the United States must set a timetable to
withdraw our forces. I agree with retired
Marine Corps General Gregory Newbold, one of the
prime planners of the war in Iraq, who proposes
that we set a goal for withdrawal. I believe
our long-term presence in Iraq is becoming
I recently joined with Senator Russell
Feingold (D-WI) in sponsoring a resolution
calling on the Bush Administration to provide
Congress with a timeframe for achieving its
military goals in Iraq and withdrawing U.S.
troops from Iraq. I believe that it is time
that the Administration disclose its plan for
Iraq so that we know what our mission is and how
we will accomplish it. It is time that we stop
fighting this war with no plan and no end in
Please know that for as long as our troops
remain in harm's way, I will continue to push
for an international effort to reduce the
hardship on our troops while increasing the pace
of training Iraqi Security Forces.
Once again, thank you for your letter and
for caring deeply about this critical matter.
Only about her; not one word about Durbin. This must be the standard, set response when one checks the Iraq box on her email site.
I don’t think Senator Boxer will touch this one. Even she knows that her boy has gone too far.