Operation Ranger Up

Douche of the Week: 218 Members of Congress

By
Updated: September 8, 2008

pelosidowNewswire: Ranger Up Unanimously Votes to Send 218 members of Congress to Douchebagistan…

We are in a war in Iraq. A lot of people love to spend their time arguing about whether or not we should have gone (and by “we” they mean the American soldier, sailor, marine, and airmen – probably an inclusive term they shouldn’t use so loosely given that I know I haven’t been shot at lately from the comfort of my couch).

I don’t want to comment on that argument.

There’s no reason to. The U.S. military and its allies are in Iraq.

So that leaves two real camps:

There are people in America that believe the war in Iraq must be seen to a successful conclusion. I am one of them.

There are others that truly believe the war is wrong and fight passionately to end it immediately. While they possess many arguments for this belief, one that is reoccurring is that “not a single additional soldier should die for an unjust war or for a war that cannot be won”. For one moment, I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt and believe that they truly care about the American Armed Forces or those of our allies. I still believe these people are shortsighted, lack the proper historical perspective, and are not taking the futures of the people of Iraq into account. That being said, there is one thing I like about them – their argument makes sense if we agree on the premise.

In other words, winning the Iraq War is either good for America and Iraq or bad for America and Iraq. If you believe it is good, the only logical argument is that we must win. If you believe it is bad, the only logical argument is that we must leave immediately and preserve American life.

That’s it. People like to complicate the matter, but that’s all there is – regardless of whether you think the U.S. and its allies should have begun the war.

There are two reasonable premises. There are two logical overarching conclusions.

And then there’s the method developed by the 218 members of Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi.

Your elected leaders did the following:

They decided they would pass a bill that gave more power to the legislature than has ever been granted previously, knowing the President would have to veto this bill. This bill would mandate that Iraq War would have to end by the arbitrary date of August 31st, 2008, as Ms. Pelosi apparently felt like that seemed like a pretty good day to admit defeat. Surprisingly, she found that many of the members of her own party would not sign on to this plan and that she was lacking almost 20 votes. So she bribed them.

That’s right – the Speaker of the House led an aggressive effort that cost over $20B in taxpayer funding to bribe members of her own party to agree to the bill.

In essence, the Honorable Ms. Pelosi, third in command of the United States, has determined that while my friends are fighting in Iraq, the best way to support them is not to simply pass the emergency funding bill to support their efforts, but rather to attach $20B in bills that have nothing to do with the war effort to “grease” the wheels with the members of her party that are for sale so that she can assure that the United States will lose the war and abandon the Iraqi people to sectarian chaos in the fall of 2008.

Gosh. Thanks.

They really appreciate it.

Actually…now that I think about it…How dare you?

How dare you play political games with their lives? How dare you not fight for what you think is right? How dare you give the people killing my friends a goal – to hold out until 31 August.

What’s the intent here? The President is going to veto the bill. He has to. So then what? Do my friends not get ammo? Do they not get food? Are you going to have the balls to blame the President if that actually came to fruition?

If you truly feel that the “mandate from the people” that you keep referring to is to end the war in Iraq, then you should be fighting to do just that – with every iota of your being. You are not. You are playing games.

Violence in Iraq is down 60-80% since Petraeus took over – you should be thrilled at this fact. If you love America the way I would hope my elected officials do, you should be praying that we can win this thing – that the detractors, even if you are one of them, were wrong, and that the President’s steadfast approach to this fight was the right one. You should want victory – you should want a stable Iraq. You should feel this way now more than ever with the new success our men and women on the ground have begun to achieve. But that’s not what you’re doing – you’re trying to slow the momentum of success. You’re pretending we can’t win to meet your own needs.

You want us to fail.

You just want to be right.

You want to be right so the President looks bad – so your party has a better chance in the elections – so you can say “I told you so”.

That is not leadership, and it is entirely unacceptable.

Your actions just guaranteed the additional loss of American life. Your actions just minimized our chances of victory. You’re hurting America AND Iraq. You are killing our men and women. You – and you alone.

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward…” President Bush made that statement on September 11th, 2001. This time cowardice has a face.

The following members of Congress are cowards. They are either comfortable with allowing more soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen to die for political gain or they sold their true beliefs for $20B in taxpayer’s money. Each and every one of them is responsible for strengthening the resolve of insurgents. Men and women will die because of them.

Abercrombie

Ackerman

Allen

Altmire

Andrews

Arcuri

Baca

Baird

Baldwin

Bean

Becerra

Berkley

Berman

Berry

Bishop (GA)

Bishop (NY)

Blumenauer

Boswell

Boucher

Boyd (FL)

Boyda (KS)

Brady (PA)

Braley (IA)

Brown, Corrine

Butterfield

Capps

Capuano

Cardoza

Carnahan

Carney

Carson

Castor

Chandler

Clarke

Clay

Cleaver

Clyburn

Cohen

Conyers

Cooper

Costa

Costello

Courtney

Cramer

Crowley

Cuellar

Cummings

Davis (AL)

Davis (CA)

Davis (IL)

DeFazio

DeGette

Delahunt

DeLauro

Dicks

Dingell

Doggett

Donnelly

Doyle

Edwards

Ellison

Ellsworth

Emanuel

Engel

Eshoo

Etheridge

Farr

Fattah

Filner

Frank (MA)

Giffords

Gilchrest

Gillibrand

Gonzalez

Gordon

Green, Al

Green, Gene

Grijalva

Gutierrez

Hall (NY)

Hare

Harman

Hastings (FL)

Herseth

Higgins

Hill

Hinchey

Hinojosa

Hirono

Hodes

Holden

Holt

Honda

Hooley

Hoyer

Inslee

Israel

Jackson (IL)

Jackson-Lee (TX)

Jefferson

Johnson (GA)

Johnson, E. B.

Jones (NC)

Jones (OH)

Kagen

Kaptur

Kennedy

Kildee

Kilpatrick

Kind

Klein (FL)

Lampson

Langevin

Lantos

Larsen (WA)

Larson (CT)

Levin

Lipinski

Loebsack

Lofgren, Zoe

Lowey

Lynch

Mahoney (FL)

Maloney (NY)

Markey

Matsui

McCarthy (NY)

McCollum (MN)

McDermott

McGovern

McIntyre

McNerney

Meehan

Meek (FL)

Meeks (NY)

Melancon

Millender-McDonald

Miller (NC)

Miller, George

Mitchell

Mollohan

Moore (KS)

Moore (WI)

Moran (VA)

Murphy (CT)

Murphy, Patrick

Murtha

Nadler

Napolitano

Neal (MA)

Oberstar

Obey

Olver

Ortiz

Pallone

Pascrell

Pastor

Payne

Pelosi

Perlmutter

Peterson (MN)

Pomeroy

Price (NC)

Rahall

Rangel

Reyes

Rodriguez

Ross

Rothman

Roybal-Allard

Ruppersberger

Rush

Ryan (OH)

Salazar

Sánchez, Linda T.

Sanchez, Loretta

Sarbanes

Schakowsky

Schiff

Schwartz

Scott (GA)

Scott (VA)

Serrano

Sestak

Shea-Porter

Sherman

Shuler

Sires

Skelton

Slaughter

Smith (WA)

Snyder

Solis

Space

Spratt

Stupak

Sutton

Tanner

Tauscher

Thompson (CA)

Thompson (MS)

Tierney

Towns

Udall (CO)

Udall (NM)

Van Hollen

Velázquez

Visclosky

Walz (MN)

Wasserman Schultz

Waxman

Weiner

Welch (VT)

Wexler

Wilson (OH)

Wu

Wynn

Yarmuth

Welcome to Douchebagistan.

Copyright of Nick

Comments

comments

More in Douche of the Week, Nick's Writing (139 of 159 articles)

Get notified of new Rhino Den articles and videos as they come out, Also, find out before anyone else about new product launches and huge discounts from RangerUp.com, the proud parent of the Rhino Den.

  • Videos (The Damn Few and more!)
  • Military-inspired articles
  • MMA (and Tim Kennedy) coverage
Close this window

Join the Rhino Den / Ranger Up Nation