Even though they knew it would cost the party in 2006 and 2008, the GOP and the Bush administration held the line in Iraq, putting what they beleived to be the right thing to do in front of their personal and partisan power.
Can you cite an eample of this on the left? I've seen numerous occasions where they say they arent going to do something they think they should because it would cost them politically -- gun control, for instance.
And by the way... "he did it too" isnt a defense.
Not a good example there.
You attack the left, but leave the right alone in your comments why? Oh yeah, because you're partisan.
By defintion -- and like the gsays supporting the dems -- the faithful never go away.
Oh. So your point had nothing to do with mine.I wasn't defending, only pointing out that your attacking the left leaning politicians was ignorant when the right does the same thing to protect their asses.
THAT is unlikely, for the reasons stated,However, IMO the Republicans would have lost more seats in 2006 and 2008 had they done that.
Not according to what you just said -- you admitted that you werent addressing what I said, you were attacking me for saying it.Oh it did.
Admirals, generals: Let gays serve openly - Military- msnbc.com
Is that the one?More than 100 retired generals and admirals called Monday for repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays so they can serve openly, according to a statement obtained by The Associated Press.
Oh, or how about this one: washingtonpost.com
But it is not just foreign militaries that show service by openly gay individuals works. The U.S. military itself has had successful experiences. Enforcement of the ban was suspended without problems during the Persian Gulf War, and there were no reports of angry departures. A majority of U.S. service members say they know or believe that someone in their unit is gay, according to a 2006 Zogby International poll, and most of those who know of openly gay peers report no detriment to morale or cohesion. A recent study co-authored by Laura Miller of Rand Corp. found no correlation between a unit's readiness and whether known gays serve in it. And last year, four retired flag and general officers studied all available evidence and found that allowing gays to serve posed no risk to force readiness.
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