UPDATE: Please read this post by PhoenixDem too.
Brandon Friedman delivered today's response to The Decider's weekly radio address. Friedman is a former infantry officer in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the address, Friedman urges President Bush and Senate Republicans to vote with the Democratic majority to responsibly redeploy our troops from Iraq. Especially in light of the fact that the war has kept us from devoting resources needed to fight terrorists and the escalation of the Iraq war is failing, Friedman called on Republicans in Congress and those in their party running for President to support changing the mission in Iraq.
You can read his remarks here. But more important, this guy could have said the exact same things as Mr. Friedman, with equal conviction and impact.
Make no mistake. The future of our Republic will be on the line in 2008. Unless the Democrats can get a bigger majority in the US Senate, it really doesn't matter what else happens. Sure, a Democratic president would be a huge relief, but an obstructionist Republican minority in the Senate would keep too many of Bush's disastrous policies in place.
The 2008 election will be another referendum on the Iraq war and on the Bushbots who have perpetuated that disaster. The election will determine the course of action required to bolster our security and restore our reputation in the world. Liddy Dole will be a giant obstacle to that kind of progress, and someone needs to take her out.
That someone should be Grier Martin.