"Hot on the heels of the release of the Iraq Study Group Report -- and a day in which 10 U.S. servicemen were killed and at least 84 Iraqis were blown up or shot -- prospective presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will join with Joe Lieberman to hold a press conference today at 3 pm ET to announce the launch of a television PSA campaign about... video game ratings.Oh. My. God. 2
Oh. My. God."
As sufi over at MLN said:
"If Lieberman is truly concerned about the level of violence in society, he could first start by not cheerleading for more bloodshed in Iraq with calls for additional troops!"
I can see the point in that argument. Video games don't kill Americans, but a deployment to Iraq does.
As for what politicians that aren't trying to convince you that Centrist politics is what you need even if you voted with the express intent of sending the message to "Get out of Iraq!"
"A classic Washington compromise"... In otherwords:
A Centrist bipartisan whitewash.
All that idiots like Lieberman, McCain, and likely Hillary too, will get us is more dead Americans and Iraqis. All they want to do is pander to right wing fools. There is no compromise in that.
(h/t to ctblogger for the video and feingold quote.)
In a statement released yesterday, Feingold wrote, "Unfortunately, the Iraq Study Group report does too little to change the flawed mind-set that led to the misguided war in Iraq."
"Maybe there are still people in Washington who need a study group to tell them that the policy in Iraq isn't working, but the American people are way ahead of this report," Feingold's statement continued.
"While the report has regenerated a few good ideas, it doesn't adequately put Iraq in the context of a broader national security strategy," the statement went on. "We need an Iraq policy that is guided by our top national security priority - defeating the terrorist network that attacked us on 9/11 and its allies."
"We can't continue to just look at Iraq in isolation," Feingold wrote. "Unless we set a serious timetable for redeploying our troops from Iraq, we will be unable to effectively address these global threats. In the end, this report is a regrettable example of `official Washington' missing the point."
Compromise is not what we need right now. We need to get out of Iraq. No compromise on that issue. We need to get out of Iraq ASAP. Not as conditions get better. Iraq isn't going to get better as long as we are there. The only chance of things getting better there is if we leave. And even then it will still be a crap shoot.
Fuck the "Centrist" politicians. Let them fight their childish war on video games and pander to their right-wingnut fools. In the meantime all we can hope for is that there will be enough adults left in Washington that will do what they were voted in to do"
Get out of Iraq.