Saturday, November 19, 2005

Down Goes The Murtha Proposal

The House defeated the Murtha proposal for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq 403 to 3 last night.

This result is anything but surprising, but the debate that led up to the vote was of great importance. The debate revealed the incoherence of the Dems' rhetoric about the war in Iraq, and saw many Democratic representatives flustered, exhausted, and angry. It can be tiring defending an illogical stance on anything.

The debate was one of the fiercest the House has ever seen, as it should have been. It's quite exciting to see the GOP battling it out the way they should as the majority party. We can only hope that there's more where this came from.

A final thought on the vote: how do you think the anti-war/MoveOn.org crowd is feeling today? It has to be rough getting only three votes after all those anti-war rallies recently. I wonder if maybe they'll give up.