Monday, July 16, 2007

It's about time, Harry

From Bob Geiger: Reid To Force Senate Into All-Night Session Tuesday
Forcing his Republican colleagues to put up or shut up on the notion of an up-or-down vote, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) just moments ago announced that he will immediately file a cloture motion on the Reed-Levin troop redeployment bill and, if Republicans follow through with a filibuster, will place the Senate in a prolonged all-night session Tuesday to force a true continuation of debate.
In Reid's words:
““All Senators will be welcome to speak their mind. Those of us who are ready to end the war will make our case to the American people. Those who support the status quo are welcome to equal floor time to make their case. Let the American people hear the arguments. Let them see their elected representatives engaging in a full, open and honest debate. Let them hear why Republicans are obstructing us on this amendment.
I can't wait to hear members of the GOP stand there and explain why they want U.S. troops to keep dying for nothing.


Lew Scannon said...

It's times like these I wish I had C-Span.

Larry said...

Why didn't he do this months ago, instead of funding the war with equally two-fsced Nancy Pelosi.

Lets hope he doesn't back down this time.

Larry said...

Despotism has so often been established in the name of liberty that experience should warn us to judge parties by their practices rather than their preachings."

Raymond Aron

Maybe its time Americans do this!

Kathy said...

Lew, I think you can watch it online, but I'm not sure. I watched part of it and was impressed with Chuck Schumer's speech. I wish I could find a transcript. He basically said the Sunnis, Shias and Kurds have been enemies for eons and our presence or lack thereof won't change that fact. If I find it online, I'll post it.

Larry, better late than never I always say. In fact, I'll still hopeful the GOP will admit they were wrong and agree to change course in the very near future (before they end up with even more blood on their hands).