The Original American Malcontent

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Monday, November 21, 2005

John Murthas Resolution HR Res. 73

The republicans have offered an amended bill which calls for the immediate withdrawal of troops - sounds good - but it wont pass, which is why they are offering it. Tricky. So we have to support the Murthas version which states that the troops will be withdrawn as soon as practicable - or ASAP. Murthas bill can pass.

Whereas Congress and the American People have not been shown clear, measurable progress toward establishment of stable and improving security in Iraq or of a stable and improving economy in Iraq, both of which are essential to "promote the emergence of a democratic government";

Whereas additional stabilization in Iraq by U, S. military forces cannot be achieved without the deployment of hundreds of thousands of additional U S. troops, which in turn cannot be achieved without a military draft;

Whereas more than $277 billion has been appropriated by the United States Congress to prosecute U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan;

Whereas, as of the drafting of this resolution, 2,079 U.S. troops have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom;
Whereas U.S. forces have become the target of the insurgency,
Whereas, according to recent polls, over 80% of the Iraqi people want U.S. forces out of Iraq;
Whereas polls also indicate that 45% of the Iraqi people feel that the attacks on U.S. forces are justified;
Whereas, due to the foregoing, Congress finds it evident that continuing U.S. military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the people of Iraq, or the Persian Gulf Region, which were cited in Public Law 107-243 as justification for undertaking such action;

Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That:

Section 1. The deployment of United States forces in Iraq, by direction of Congress, is hereby terminated and the forces involved are to be redeployed at the earliest practicable date.

Section 2. A quick-reaction U.S. force and an over-the-horizon presence of U.S Marines shall be deployed in the region.
Section 3 The United States of America shall pursue security and stability in Iraq through diplomacy.


At 11:44 AM, Blogger TripleNeckSteel said...

Interesting how not even democrats were foolish enough to engage this bit of utter sophistry.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Seditionseed said...

I suppose it is interesting that they didn't happen to say anything about the counterfeit bill being substituted for the original, but then the democrats don't seem to pay very much attention. Although I don't see why it would be foolish to address the disingenuity of the counterfeit bill.

Let's put it in a free market context - let's say you wrote out a business contract and sent it over to your client, the client then takes your contract and leaves everything the same except for some crucial wording that would protect your interests. While you thought you were getting the client to sign your contract, he signed his own and sent it back to you. You accepted it, thinking it was your own contract and therefore find yourself bound by it, or at least in court trying to prove that the client defrauded you.

The substitution of one bill over another without the consent or knowledge of the author is fraud, and disingenuous.


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