Wow. We had a Senatorial Slumber Party. Some Senators actually stayed up all night debating the war in Iraq. It will, of course, come to nothing.
A couple of things are obvious.
The Democrats have not shown the testicular fortitude to truly stand up to President Bush. If they truly do object to the war, if they truly want to bring the troops home, they have the capacity to cut funding to the war. As this is a resolution that actually needs to be passed, Republicans cannot block the vote. A simple vote to begin the process of removing troops will not pass muster. This is the coward's way out.
The Republicans have also not demonstrated a great deal of testicular fortitude in this. They are very good at finding microphones to state that things need to change and that we are moving in the wrong direction, etc. When it comes to votes, however, they run and hide behind their ability to block votes. They are unwilling to put their votes where their mouths are.
Then there is the interplanetary travel of Joe Lieberman. Nuff said.
The officials in D.C., I dare not use the word 'leadership,' as they are not entitled, have a priority. Vote for party over country. Party loyalty is more important than serving one's nation.
It is pathetic.