Letter to the Editor
In 2006 America elected the Democrats to shut down the war. We didn’t elect them to create political theater pretending to oppose the war while still passing the funding to sustain it. Now is the time when we’ll see if the Dems have what it takes to do what the voters want. We want it shut down now. This should be easy. They don’t have to give Bush something that he’ll agree to. All they have to do is nothing. Don’t fund the troops. Let the war starve.
Bush wants the war to continue and I wonder if the Democrats want it to continue as well. The worse things get the better it is for them in the 2008 elections. Democrats have shown no political courage to do the right thing. They sat silently as Bush passed laws authorizing torture, domestic spying, secret prisons, and the shredding of the Constitution. They didn’t oppose the war until opposing the war was cool. Now Democrats have to show they have what it takes to lead, that they are not the party of the weak and stupid. This is their test. This is where they earn their paycheck.