". . .It is time for the president
and Republicans in Congress to stop
trying to bully their way through
this and work with Democrats to end
the war. . . It's time for the president
to show respect for the American people,
who voted overwhelmingly to leave Iraq. . ."
-- howard dean,
this morning. . .
this is the best antidote to the
bush/rove/cheney spin on war funding.
in small words,
and short sentences.
this will resonate
with all americans. . . just
as this did, almost forty
years ago, now, on vietnam:
". . .I do not want -- as I believe
most Americans do not want -- to
sell out American interests,
to simply withdraw, to raise
the white flag of surrender. That
would be unacceptable to us
as a country and as a people.
But I am concerned -- as I
believe most Americans are
concerned -- that the course we
are following at the present
time is deeply wrong. I am
concerned -- as I believe most
Americans are concerned -- that
we are acting as if no other
nations existed, against the
judgment and desires of neutrals
and our historic allies alike.
I am concerned -- as I believe
most Americans are concerned --
that our present course will
not bring victory; will not
bring peace; will not stop
the bloodshed; and will not
advance the interests of the
United States or the cause of
peace in the world. I am concerned that, at
the end of it all, there will only be more
Americans killed; more of our treasure spilled
out; and because of the bitterness and hatred
on every side of this war, more hundreds of
thousands of [civilians] slaughtered; so they
may say, as Tacitus said of Rome:
'They made a desert, and called it peace'. . ."
-- robert f. kennedy (1968)
[h/t the huffington post.]
that is all.