Kerry smacked down in Senate vote on plan to withdraw troops from Iraq

Posted by: ST on June 22, 2006 at 12:13 pm

It wasn’t even close:

WASHINGTON — An amendment calling for a short timetable to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq faced a crushing defeat Thursday, failing 86-13.

The Senate also was voting on a second Democratic amendment that had a longer and more open-ended schedule for withdraw. It too was expected to fail. The tallies were taken after finishing up about an hour and a half of debate on the measures following a late night session that ended near midnight Wednesday.

The failed amendments, sponsored by Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, a former and possible future presidential candidate respectively, called for troops to be out of Iraq and redeployed elsewhere in the region by July 1, 2007.

“This is not cut and run. This is a smart way to win the War on Terror,” Kerry said in the debate Wednesday.

Really? I didn’t think Democrats thought Iraq was part of the war on terror …

The other amendment, sponsored by Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Jack Reed of Rhode Island, called for troops to begin pulling out of Iraq on Dec. 31 of this year. The nonbinding resolution would not set a deadline of when all forces must be withdrawn

Allah reports that that amendment didn’t pass, either.

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  • 15 Responses to “Kerry smacked down in Senate vote on plan to withdraw troops from Iraq”


    1. benning says:

      Is it something they all drink? Is that what drives such stupidity?

      We tell the terrorists when we’re leaving and then we win! Yeah, sKerry, that works!

    2. benning….they want to be able to use the same Marxist sloguns they did during Viet Nam. The fact that there’s no draft is really messing with their grand narrative. When something the Left needs doesn’t exist, they just invent it.

      – Bang **==

    3. OK, so can we quit taking repeated votes on this issue?

    4. “Really? I didn’t think Democrats thought Iraq was part of the war on terror …”

      – Good catch ST – One of the very predictable, and only endearing aspect, of the Lefts mantra’s, is that sooner or later they’ll slip up, falling prey to the “tangled web of lies we weave” troupe. Never fails…

      – Bang **==

    5. Tom says:

      Lurch got a few more votes this time. At this rate he should have enough by 2020.


    6. NC Cop says:

      He believed Iraq was not a part of the war on terror, until he believed that Iraq was a part of the war on terror.

      Typical Kerry logic.

    7. forest hunter says:

      Cap’n I’m givin’ it all she’s got but I can’t hold her fer much longer!

    8. G Monster says:

      I have a long post coming…with links.

    9. Kevin says:

      OK, so can we quit taking repeated votes on this issue?

      Chuck, this was a different bill. The first vote was on the ‘cut and run’ bill. This vote was on the ‘sever and skedaddle’ bill. they are very different.


    10. sanity says:

      After reading each quote, click the CLICK HERE link for the effect……

      “Retreat is not an option in Iraq” declared House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. “Achieving victory is our only option, for the American people and our kids.”

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      House Rejects Timetable for Iraq Pullout…In a 256-153 vote.

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      “Is it al-Qaida or is it America? Let the voters take note of this debate,” said Republican Rep. Charles Norwood of Georgia, attacking war critics as defeatists who do not deserve re-election.

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      Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said if the United States withdrew, “I am absolutely convinced the terrorists would see this as vindication.” He predicted terrorism would spread around the world, and eventually reach the United States.

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      Barbara Boxer (CA, 100%);
      Tom Harkin (IA, 100%);
      Edward M. Kennedy (MA, 95%).
      John Kerry (MA, 100%);
      Russ Feingold (WI, 100%);
      Robert Byrd (WV, 95%);

      Remember those names, gentle readers; they are the face of today’s Democratic Party… the face of retreat and surrender.

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