Yesterday, I wrote about the vote by 44 congressional Democrats, including the chair of the Democratic National Committee, to stop efforts to block funding for new American military involvement in war in Iraq. These Democrats voted to support efforts to get the USA involved in yet another Iraqi war.
However, these Democrats weren’t the only ones to cross the aisle. 23 Republicans, listed below, voted to prohibit Barack Obama from involving the U.S. military in the Iraqi civil war. They deserve our sincere thanks. We may not agree with these Republicans on most political issues, but on this issue these Republicans were in the right. America can’t afford to enter any new wars, but even beyond the cost, getting involved in the Iraqi civil war would be the wrong thing to do. The USA has had long enough to meddle in domestic Iraqi affairs. American military efforts didn’t bring peace and democracy to Iraq before, and they wouldn’t do so now.
Republicans Who Voted To Block A New American War In Iraq: