Give Them a Damn Ticker Tape Parade Already

“Who will be the last senator to not want to end a mistake? Me.” – John Kerry

That’s the way MightyOCD interpreted John Kerry’s vote–along with 66 of his colleagues–not to repeal the Iraq war that is ending whether they like it or not next month.

The vote was on a Rand Paul amendment to repeal the 2002 Iraq War AUMF.

Along with Paul, DeMint, Heller, and Snowe, a bunch of liberals and Blue Dogs like Bad Nelson and Manchin voted to end the Iraq mistake.

Yet liberals like Levin, Stabenow, Reed, and Whitehouse voted to continue the war that is ending.

By my count, something like 25 men and women who weren’t around to vote for the AUMF when it first passed in 2002 voted in favor of continuing this infernal war–and that’s not counting people like Levin and Stabenow who voted against it the first time.

So we’re going to have all these AUMFs lying around on the books. authorizing secret powers we’re not allowed to know, rather than simply and cleanly declaring a war over. Done.

In the good old days, you’d declare victory and give the men and women who served a big parade. How I’d love a parade about now.

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7 Responses to Give Them a Damn Ticker Tape Parade Already

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emptywheel Yes, I'm making that one up, folks. Or maybe getting ahead of the conspiracy rush. You never know.
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emptywheel @ddayen Fact check! Banks didn't have to actually walk anywhere.
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emptywheel New Ted Cruz conspiracy theory? Obama invented Ebola crisis as distraction so he could sneak Russian terrorist into country to give trial to
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JimWhiteGNV RT @GottliebShow: Nailed it RT @goodfellaz23: White Goodman http://t.co/n98KqwLODS
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JimWhiteGNV RT @nakashimae: @adampgoldman Russian man held at Bagram to be prosecuted in U.S. -1st forn fighter in afghan to be moved for trial http://…
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emptywheel @Atrios Gonna spend all day after election day in my PJs w/some kind of breakfast drink nuking all the spam accounts pursuing me.
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emptywheel In a just world, folks would realize that Mike Rogers and Peter King didn't just start talking shite THIS WEEK. They've been at it a while.
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emptywheel RT @paulegan4: Third #Aramark prison food worker fired for suspected drug smuggling http://t.co/ZzxTOHN6tC #migov #prisons
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JimWhiteGNV RT @KKiermaier39: So cool to be nominated for the gold glove award...never thought this random thursday would turn out so great haha
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emptywheel @ryanjreilly Holder did a great job helping all those corrupt as hell GOPers avoid Material Support charges. And now they defect.
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emptywheel @pwnallthethings Also remember Gravel managed to do it w/Pentagon papers by introing it into his committee. I wonder if Udall could do that?
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