Dusty Harry's Whine-A-Thon
Last night, Senate Majority Leader Dusty Harry Reid (D-Circus Circus) held the US Senate for an all-night "debate" on Iraq. I won't go into the antics of the Senate Jackass Caucus. I believe it was a waste of time, bandwidth, and energy which could have been used elsewhere. That said, I'm not holding my breath waiting for Al Gore to slam the all-nighter for contributing to Global Warming.
If you want a blow by blow report, check out Michelle . She took one for the team and watched most – if not all – of Dusty Harry's Whine-A-Thon and live blogged it.
Dusty Harry's stunt will be seen for what it is – a stunt. During his time in the minority, he used faux-filibusters to stop whatever legislation he didn't like – which was most of it – yet now he has the nerve to stand and whine about the "tyranny of the minority". The irony of this complaint is not lost on me, nor the rest of the American people. Dusty Harry will refer to endless MSM polls about how America feels about the Iraq war, but don't you dare bring up Congress' approval rating – hovering someplace in the low teens – that would be a partisan attack.
What Dusty Harry has to say about Iraq matters not. He's unwilling to go the final mile and pull funding for the war – therefore he is just grandstanding on thin ice. I prefer to listen to people who are, or have been, on the front lines of the Global War on Terror.
To that end, I point you to Blackfive's transcript of a speech given by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway. Conway has forgotten more about military strategy than Dusty Harry will ever learn.
Go. Read. Learn.
Here endeth the lesson.