Feingold On DKos

Update: To see exactly what Sen Feingold requested of his cohorts in the Senate, click on this link.

I don't generally read the
Daily Kos because I don't like my comments getting lost amidst the hundreds of others.

Egotistically self-defeating? Well, yah. Sure, and I'm working on that.

Not only to that end (workin' on that..) but because I was writing a comment on Vichy Dems to ask "where the hekk is DKos on this Censure issue" when I thought I'd better go look for myself. Brilliant! eh? lol {sigh}

That's when I found Feingold's message written therein.

Censuring the President

Mon Mar 13, 2006 at 09:41:44 AM PDT

Like all Americans, I woke up on the morning of September 11th, 2001 as though it was simply another day. The horrific events that unfolded made it anything but, and our lives were changed forever. In the days after 9/11, I was proud to stand with the President in strong support of the authorization to use force against those who attacked us. During those days our President showed great leadership. Politics were put aside, the country pulled together and for a brief time we were united.

In the four-plus years since, everything changed. The President exploited the climate of anxiety, misusing the trust he was given in the wake of the attacks on 9/11 to, among other things, grab intrusive powers in the Patriot Act, and take us into a war in Iraq that has been a diversion from the critical fight against terrorism.

The whole thing is only a few paragraphs longer and well worth the read. And don't be afraid to add your own comments!

I've never been afraid of swallowing my pride. Especially when embracing and acting upon it would have saved me the embarrassment of that necessity.


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