Elected to end the war, Democrats have surrendered to Bush on Iraq and betrayed the peace movement for their own political ends
The Democratic Party's disgusting use of the Occupation of Iraq and the deaths of Americans to get themselves elected in 2006 is on par with the Bush Regime's use of the troops and 9/11 to invade Iraq and get re-elected in 2004. The politics of the End justifying the Means.
Gore Vidal is right when he states, “But then, I say very mildly, we have only one political party in the United States, the Property Party, with two right wings, Republican and Democrat."
Matt Taibbi has written an excellent article for Rolling Stone entitled The Chicken Doves.
From the article:
Rather than use the vast power they had to end the war, Democrats devoted their energy to making sure that "anti-war activism" became synonymous with "electing Democrats."
Once again — it happened in 2002, 2004 and 2006 — the Democrats have essentially decided to rely on the voters to give them credit for being anti-war, despite the fact that, for all the noise they've made to the contrary, in the end they've done nothing but vote for war and cough up every dime they've been asked to give, every step of the way.
The only thing more damning then the last sentence is that it's true. If you think voting for Democrats in 2008 will mean an end to the Occupation of Iraq I think you're going to be disappointed again. Perhaps I'm wrong, about Barack Obama, and he'll follow through on his stated Troops out of Iraq, by the end of 2008. Perhaps...