Monday, July 24, 2006

No. Not This Dem

Dear Bill Clinton--

Today you went to Connecticut and stood by Joe Lieberman and reminded me why I voted for Ralph Nader in 2000, as much of a mistake as that turned out to be (not as much for my vote in California, but...). How is anyone supposed to believe in Democratic leadership when we hear the following from the AP report:

Democrats "don't agree on everything. We don't agree on Iraq," Clinton said, calling the conflict the "pink elephant in the living room."

But "the real issue is, whether you were for it or against it, what are we going to do now. And let me tell you something, no Democrat is responsible for the mistakes that have been made since the fall of Saddam Hussein that have brought us to this point."

No, every Democrat is partially responsible. What has the party done to stop everything Bush has "accomplished"? How many times have the Dems rolled over? How is Lieberman's quote from December--“It’s time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be the commander in chief for three more critical years, and that in matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation’s peril.”--not a threat to those of us to the left of Lieberman just to shut the fuck up?

But while reasonable non-Bush-kissers might disagree about how to get out of Iraq, Lieberman seems to believe the only thing to do is stay the course. And while you, Bill, see pink elephants in a living room, I see lots of dead Iraqis, dead American soldiers, brutality I can't even begin to fathom--there's nothing pink or pachydermic about it. Plus it's not our living room--it belongs to the poor Iraqis, who get saved from Saddam only to be left in a mess so ugly that they're sewing dog's heads on young girl's bodies and we can't even decide if it's officially a civil (ha) war yet.

Spare me, Bill, or better yet, let's try to spare some Iraqis and stop defending people like Lieberman who allow the atrocity to happen. I could give a damn about your semen on a blue dress, but the blood on your hands is on all of America's hands and you're just helping it go on.

I'm Not One to Be This Pissed Off, But


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