Gutted Lieberman-Kyl Iran Amendment Passes

Wasting time, good will and attempting to wreak havoc, the original Lieberman-Kyl Amendment on Iran was tantamount to granting President Bush the power to wage war against Iran. Still wasting time and attempting to wreak havoc, the Lieberman-Kyl Amendment was gutted of its war authorizing provisions, but remained provocative, unnecessary and stupid. It should have been voted down. It was not. It passed. Among the Ays was Senator Hillary Clinton. Among the Nays were Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Biden. Absent was Senator Barack Obama. 

The Senators who voted NO to war with Iran:

Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)

Boxer (D-CA)

Brown (D-OH)

Byrd (D-WV)

Cantwell (D-WA)

Dodd (D-CT)

Feingold (D-WI)

Hagel (R-NE)

Harkin (D-IA)

Inouye (D-HI)

Kennedy (D-MA)

Kerry (D-MA)

Klobuchar (D-MN)

Leahy (D-VT)

Lincoln (D-AR)

Lugar (R-IN)

McCaskill (D-MO)

Sanders (I-VT)

Tester (D-MT)

Webb (D-VA)

Wyden (D-OR)


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    • srkp23 on September 26, 2007 at 8:51 pm
  1. I can’t fucking believe it.

    Our Craven Cowards, our Beltway Bozos have just passed the Kyl-Lieberman “Let’s start a war we will fucking lose” amendment and a House censure for over the BetrayUs ad.

    Let me tell you who’s betraying us- Congressional Democrats!

    Quslings.  Cowards.  Bone headed assholes the lot of them.  Bush Buttkissers.  Enablers of Torture.  Simpering Sycophants.

    Fuck them all.

    Kyl-Lieberman via Think Progress.

    Markos’ list.

    This is the whole essay, but not the comments, to which anyone is welcome to contribute.

  2. I just don’t understand how so many people could be so freakin’ stupid on such a consistent basis.

    War with the Iranian people?  Because of Ahmadinejad?  Under Bush’s watch?  When we have proabably no less than FIVE years to deal with this nuclear issue and no military left to send?  Not to mention no money…

    Man these people are stunning.  Really stunning in their utter stupidity.

    Shaking head.

    • documel on September 26, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Time to shift away from the Dem party.  Support them as the only alternative nationally, but start a new LIBERAL party locally until we can depose the weak and the feeble.  As of today, I’m not a Democrat, I’m a Liberal with few choices.

    • oculus on September 26, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    discussion of relative merits of MoveOn ad, sense of the Senate vote on same, etc.

    Note:  front page of today’s NYT, above the fold; 2 photos: 

    (1) President of Iran and his right hand man  smiling during Bush’s UN speech;
    (2) Rice and Bush, heads together, whispering, looking concerned, during President of Iran’s speech.

  3. You can ban me if you want!

  4. looks like i picked the wrong day to try to understand politics….

    thanks anyway for the info, armando. 

    i would have thought that politically-motivated people would be more inclined to vote the way of the opinion polls…thus securing popular support that would translate into money and votes.  i have so much to learn.

  5. the person who capitulated was Joe Lieberman.

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