Monday, August 06, 2007

Together We Fall

Via Scroo-Loo comes this disturbing moment from Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda of Kansas:

At a recent hearing of the Armed Services Committee, retired Gen. Jack Keane said "progress is being made" by U.S. military forces in Iraq; "We are on the offensive and we have the momentum," he added. The freshman congresswoman was so distressed by these remarks that she got up and walked out. There was "only so much" she could take, she explained, so she "had to leave the room ... after so much of the frustration of having to listen to what we listened to."

She said she was worried, too, that Keane's remarks "will in fact show up in the media and further divide this country."

Nothing sucks like having to listen to someone who knows spouting actual facts. Even worse if news of America's successes are reported. Success can be so divisive! It's ruining our chance to unite in failure.

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