Sunday, July 08, 2007

Dragging Dead Weight Toward the Future

More Republicans are withdrawing their support for the Iraq War:

In the last two weeks, three GOP senators — including one of the party's leading voices on foreign affairs and one of Bush's strongest allies — have urged the president to change course now so U.S. troops can start to withdraw.

And Friday, in interviews with the Los Angeles Times, two more Senate Republicans bluntly voiced disappointment with the president's approach and pressed for change.

"It should be clear to the president that there needs to be a new strategy," said Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. "Our policy in Iraq is drifting."

Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, who helped lead the charge earlier this year against Democratic efforts to oppose Bush's troop buildup, said: "We don't seem to be making a lot of progress."

It is vital to have "a clear blueprint for how we were going to draw down," he said.

Did Republicans just fall off the short bus? Are they finally realizing what the Democrats (maybe with the exception of Hillary Clinton who might have also been on that short bus) have been saying is true?

Conservatives are always the last ones to get a clue. They were dragged kicking and screaming into the civil rights era, they cling to the past and create a dead-weight for progressives who have to drag their sorry asses toward the future. This country is cursed with a preponderance of stupid, fundamentalist, backwards-thinking, narrow-minded people with no vision. It baffles the mind of a forward-thinking, rational person.