Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama vote
in support of the pull-out and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
pounced. "Today, the Democrats in the Senate have joined House Democrats in
sending to the President a bill setting a date for surrender. In their attempt
to micromanage the men and women in our military from Washington, Democrats in Congress have settled on a policy that
demoralizes our troops, emboldens our enemies and jeopardizes the prospects for
success in Iraq. I urge the President to veto this bill and send a strong
message to our troops that we stand with them.
"The policy that the Democrats in Congress have embraced is both reckless and
dangerous. We must also thank those Senators who recorded their support for our
troops and voted against this timeline for withdrawal."--National Ledger, April 26th, 2007.
The above picture is my former unit, the 872nd. I shared a certain kinship with the soldiers in that unit.............one in particular, my very own brother, who came back from Iraq safe and sound.