Reality and Sanity

June 15, 2006

Iraq Troop Withdrawal Measure Defeated in Senate 93-6

Filed under: General Nonsense, Stupid Democrat Tricks — Paul @ 8:16 pm

The AP isn't happy. Check out the first line in the story:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress plunged into divisive election-year debate on the Iraq war Thursday as the U.S. military death toll reached 2,500. The Senate soundly rejected a call to withdraw combat troops by year's end, and House Republicans laid the groundwork for their own vote.In a move Democrats criticized as gamesmanship, Senate Republicans brought up the withdrawal measure and quickly dispatched it – for now – on a 93-6 vote.

"Gamemanship?" More like "Let's see the Dems replay the Vietnam pullout." Hah. NO way most of the Dems would go on record against the will of the American people. Heh-heh-heh.

So who were the six? All Democrats, all of them with locks on their Senate seats (hat tip: Hugh Hewitt, who calls them the KosCaucus):

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
John Kerry (D-MA)

Not voting was Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).

Update: Pullout also rejected by the House, though not as dramatically: 256-153.

Here's the full roll, thanks to Allahpundit

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