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bvar22

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42. The Democratic Party Honor Roll:
Thu Jul 7, 2016, 04:00 PM
Jul 2016

It should be remembered that the majority of Democrats votes "NO" on the IWR. Only a minority turned their backs on the Democratic Party, crossed the aisle, and helped Bush/Cheney & Co. Get their WAR on. It was only a minority of Democrats, but it was enough for Bush for Bush to smirk into the microphones and say, "The Democrats voted FOR it too. It was a bi-partisan decision!!!" I cringed inside every time I had to hear him say those words.


[font size=5]The Democratic Party Honor Roll[/font]
These Democrats should be remembered for their principled STAND against the rush to WAR in a Politically Hostile environment. These Democrats had the integrity to STAND against what they KNEW at the time was a WAR CRIME.

The Authorization to use Military Force in Iraq (AUMF)
AKA The Iraq War Resolution



In the Senate, the 21 Democrats, one Republican and one Independent courageously voted their consciences in 2002 against the War in Iraq :

Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii)
Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico)
Barbara Boxer (D-California)
Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia)
Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota)
Jon Corzine (D-New Jersey)
Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota)
Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
Bob Graham (D-Florida)
Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)
Jim Jeffords (I-Vermont)
Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts)
Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)
Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland)
Patty Murray (D-Washington)
Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)
Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland)
Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan)
The late Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota)
Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)

Lincoln Chaffee (R-Rhode Island)



In the United States House of Representatives,

Six House Republicans and one independent joined 126 Democrats:

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)
Tom Allen (D-Maine)
Joe Baca (D-California)
Brian Baird (D-Washington DC)
John Baldacci (D-Maine, now governor of Maine)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)
Xavier Becerra (D-California)
Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon)
David Bonior (D-Michigan, retired from office)
Robert Brady (D-Pennsylvania)
Corinne Brown (D-Florida)
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Lois Capps (D-California)
Michael Capuano (D-Massachusetts)
Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland)
Julia Carson (D-Indiana)
William Clay, Jr. (D-Missouri)
Eva Clayton (D-North Carolina, retired from office)
James Clyburn (D-South Carolina)
Gary Condit (D-California, retired from office)
John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan)
Jerry Costello (D-Illinois)
William Coyne (D-Pennsylvania, retired from office)
Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland)
Susan Davis (D-California)
Danny Davis (D-Illinois)
Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon)
Diana DeGette (D-Colorado)
Bill Delahunt (D-Massachusetts)
Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut)
John Dingell (D-Michigan)
Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas)
Mike Doyle (D-Pennsylvania)
Anna Eshoo (D-California)
Lane Evans (D-Illinois)
Sam Farr (D-California)
Chaka Fattah (D-Pennsylvania)
Bob Filner (D-California)
Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts)
Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas)
Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois)
Alice Hastings (D-Florida)
Earl Hilliard (D-Alabama, retired from office)
Maurice Hinchey (D-New York)
Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas)
Rush Holt (D-New Jersey)
Mike Honda (D-California)
Darlene Hooley (D-Oregon)
Inslee
Jackson (Il.)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E.B.
Jones (OH)
Kaptur
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kleczka
Kucinich
LaFalce
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
Lofgren
Maloney (CT)
Matsui
McCarthy (MO)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McKinney
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Menendez
Millender-McDonald
Miller
Mollohan
Moran (Va)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Owens
Pallone
Pastor
Payne
Pelosi
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Rivers
Rodriguez
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Sabo
Sanchez
Sanders
Sawyer
Schakowsky
Scott
Serrano
Slaughter
Snyder
Solis
Stark
Strickland
Stupak
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Towns
Udall (NM)
Udall (CO)
Velazquez
Visclosky
Waters
Watson
Watt
Woolsey
Wu


(Apologies for the Loss of Data.
I'll have to fix that.)



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.

This is not news to most. peace13 Jul 2016 #1
+1,000 malaise Jul 2016 #3
What? Can't hear you! chapdrum Jul 2016 #50
I remember about six years ago watching Rachel Maddow, when Akamai Jul 2016 #54
Are we really supposed to believe that governments, media corps, etc., Frank Cannon Jul 2016 #5
+1,000 malaise Jul 2016 #11
the truth is heaven05 Jul 2016 #34
Gee, they ban you here if the important folk deem anything "consiracy theory" n/t Wisc Progressive Jul 2016 #36
Blair was Bush/Cheney's poodle Martin Eden Jul 2016 #2
But there's no discussion in the US malaise Jul 2016 #4
Exactly Martin Eden Jul 2016 #12
The US is behaving like an empire malaise Jul 2016 #13
I don't know what we can do yeoman6987 Jul 2016 #18
way more important for Repugs to investigate the investigations NoMoreRepugs Jul 2016 #28
Bush and Cheney had a kennel of poodles beating the drums for their war. All deserve our contempt. Scuba Jul 2016 #15
I hope none of them were Democrats Martin Eden Jul 2016 #24
Resistance if future and the past does not matter. Wisc Progressive Jul 2016 #37
Not in my morning paper at all. Octafish Jul 2016 #6
Of course not malaise Jul 2016 #10
My mistake! Freep buried story at bottom of ''U.S./World'' column on page 2 of print edition... Octafish Jul 2016 #16
Folks are only just now finding this out? Blue_Tires Jul 2016 #7
Of course the Iraq war was a crime. joshdawg Jul 2016 #8
Along with everyone who enabled them n/t arcane1 Jul 2016 #27
Are there enough prisons? We could cast a wide net and create a ruckus here for doing so. n/t Wisc Progressive Jul 2016 #38
K&R... spanone Jul 2016 #9
935 lies by w bush, Cheney, Rummy, Rice, and so on Botany Jul 2016 #14
935 lies by w bush, Cheney, Rummy, Rice, and so on AlbertCat Jul 2016 #17
But OMG let's make sure we draw and quarter Hillary for some stupid emails... calimary Jul 2016 #19
+1,000! maddiemom Jul 2016 #23
What justice could we have reached if THIS level of inquisition had been applied to kkkarl rove, calimary Jul 2016 #25
Hillary Schmillary AlbertCat Jul 2016 #26
Actually, I did have a problem with her vote. I supported Barack Obama in 2008 calimary Jul 2016 #31
If I had been her I still would have voted against. chknltl Jul 2016 #46
So the emails can be played into a useful distraction by those with different agendas? n/t Wisc Progressive Jul 2016 #39
"How could anyone have voted to let such a obvious scam proceed?" Botany Jul 2016 #22
How?? $$$. They were paid; they profited. lastlib Jul 2016 #52
The word is obfuscation malaise Jul 2016 #20
Lying About WMD's Was A Crime - Will Never Be Prosecuted Yallow Jul 2016 #21
You're right malaise Jul 2016 #30
I think that "looking for a pretext for war" is evil. Electric Monk Jul 2016 #29
You see shadowmayor Jul 2016 #32
You know what's tragic about this? matt819 Jul 2016 #33
Been thinking about the two SAS captured in Basra and how the mask slipped suffragette Jul 2016 #35
BBC kept changing the story. OnyxCollie Jul 2016 #41
Yep. DU is a great source for that history, since people here posted the evolving suffragette Jul 2016 #45
Nothing will convince me that it wasn't men like these who blew up that malaise Jul 2016 #51
The Iraq War paved the way for the humanitarian tragedy that is present in that region today IgelJames4 Jul 2016 #40
The Democratic Party Honor Roll: bvar22 Jul 2016 #42
The remaining cowards pretended "Oh, that clever Bush fooled me with his guile!" arcane1 Jul 2016 #43
+155 Martin Eden Jul 2016 #53
I believe this story has been stored since 2003 in the file marked "N S, S." WinkyDink Jul 2016 #44
Yup. The one person I would vote for in an instant sangfroid Jul 2016 #47
The bush cartel The Wizard Jul 2016 #48
There are still Republicans in office today who claim Iraq was behind 9/11. Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2016 #49
Now we are on the verge of Invading Libya and Syria, and who's cheering that on? Ford_Prefect Jul 2016 #55
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