Non-Binding Resolution?

Earlier today, in a rare Saturday session, the Senate narrowly defeated a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush’s troop surge to Iraq. Does anyone think that this is anything other than political posturing?

This whole episode is most unsettling. We all want our troops to come home. What we differ on is the method and timing. Do we want our troops to come home with heads held high and the mission accomplished, or heads and tails between their legs in defeat?

What I would like to ask our “representatives” is this: If our troops come home early, then what happens to the Iraqi people?

Consider the words of a famous Democrat:

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. – John F. Kennedy

Should the troops leave early, I believe that Iraq will descend into chaos, and opportunistic countries like Iran and Syria would either take over Iraq in whole or in part (most likely as a puppet government). And what happens to the freedom so recently achieved to the Iraqi people? Gone like the wind after a sandstorm.

Perhaps one of my personal favorite Presidents had something to say about this:

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. – Ronald Reagan

But where is the moral courage of our politicians?

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten. – John F. Kennedy

How prophetic! Indeed, our chosen leaders, by and large, do not have the “quality of courage” to do the right and moral thing – see this war through to the end that needs to be done. But then again,

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. – Ronald Reagan

I don’t make it any secret that I have low opinions of our politicians. Power politics at the expense of what is right, moral, and beneficial to this country’s well-being is despicable. There’s more than one post on this particular subject. And that is exactly what today’s vote was.

Of a larger concern is where the Democrats (and some of their Republican sympathizers) along with the Liberal Moonbat media will treat the radical Islamic death-seeking terrorists (including al Qaeda). Talking will not solve this problem – action will. The choice of action or inaction will decide the future of this country and its citizens.

I’ll leave you with two more quotes:

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. – John F. Kennedy

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. – Ronald Reagan

About Tom Roland

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One Response to Non-Binding Resolution?

  1. Tom says:

    Unfortuneatly this is not a war of liberation to bring freedom to the Iraqi’s, but a war of agression based on false pretenses of non existant WMD’d and a personal vendetta. So I guess your comparisions and noblr words are in fact, non-applicable to this illegal conflict that the majority of the people want to end. The sooner the better.
    Tim | Homepage | 02.18.07 – 9:05 am | #

    I hardly call it an illegal conflict we were attacked and we need to help the Iraqi people help themselves and NO we shouldn’t leave them in a lurch and YES Iran is hopping for that very thing to happen!!!

    Persian’s are hosting our killer thugs with cut and run web site suporters!
    dcat still @it | Homepage | 02.18.07 – 5:04 pm | #

    “Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. – Ronald Reagan

    Considering who is running the House and Senate theirs not much difference between them and paid by the hour whores.

    I put up a bit on the resolution with quick contact links to the 7 Republican Senators that switched to support the Dem defeat position.

    It only takes a minute or two to write each one and give them hell.

    Most of them are up for re-election in 2008. I’ll tell you this: they will lose more GOP votes by this act than they will gain Dem votes.
    Mike’s America | Homepage | 02.18.07 – 8:48 pm | #

    Tim – The best response that I have for you is something that I posted almost a year ago. Here’s the link

    Dcat – It’s been proven that Iran is now behind some of the arms flooding Iraq. It’s in their interest to keep the turmoil & confusion going.

    Mike – It does make an argument for term limits, doesn’t it?
    Tom | Homepage | 02.19.07 – 12:03 pm | #

    Sometimes, I get so confused by all of this, it makes me crazy. I want what everyone wants–a win in Iraq and the troops to come home and I am not sure how to get there.
    Teresa | Homepage | 02.19.07 – 9:30 pm | #

    Do not be mislead by the msm. Go to and read some milblogs from the soldiers to find out what’s really happening in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    linda | Homepage | 02.20.07 – 7:05 pm | #

    It was non-binding here in the US – but it had an effect on the UK with the announcement of their pullout strategy. Why stand with us if we can not even stand together as a nation. Thanks Nancy. Speaking of quotes – Conresswoman Schmidt hit the nail on the head – Calling Murtha a coward.
    Conservative Dad | Homepage | 02.21.07 – 4:55 pm | #

    I’m going to start paying my taxes with non-binding checks.
    jimmyb | Homepage | 02.21.07 – 8:21 pm | #

    Teresa – There is no easy or quick solution, no matter what the Dems say.

    Linda – Thank you for the links!

    Conservative Dad – Reminds me of the quote “A house divided cannot stand.”

    jimmyb – Good luck! Let us know how that works out for you!
    Tom | Homepage | 02.22.07 – 4:29 pm | #

    I love the quotes. They are so true and it’s too bad the left isn’t listening.

    Tim said “Unfortuneatly this is not a war of liberation to bring freedom to the Iraqi’s, but a war of agression based on false pretenses of non existant WMD’d and a personal vendetta.”

    That is such complete and total BS! Why have so many of the left seemingly forgotten 9/11? Oh, I forgot. It was a Bush plot! The nonsense spewed by them and their refusal to admit the truth by the left is something that boggles my mind. Unfortunately the left can’t see the forest for the trees.
    Gayle | Homepage | 02.24.07 – 4:50 pm | #

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