I especially despise the "Reagon ended communism" crap. The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Paln, based on the findings reported in the "Long Telegram" set up our foreign policy that killed off the Soviet Union. People should be thanking Truman, not Reagon.
one to one replacements of the mercenaries hired to protect them.
The 140,000 contractors aren't the number of mercenaries. You aren't reading it right. You have to replace the the mercenaries, one for one, with troops, that are protecting the 140,000 contractors. Your 140,000 number is not the number of mercenaries.
Forgiving Joe, working with those with whom you disagree and not calling them evil is what he was preaching. It was the reason I didn't support him in the Caucus because I didn't think being adult and respectful would win (I am a recovering 2-time Edwards chair).
Well, he proved me wrong. And I find his lack of pettiness refreshing.
Joe is weakened and can't do much right now. His only hope is to try and win back the hearts of his constituents back home. His state is a very blue state and will not accept him if he is a problem for Obama.
And for those claiming he is leveraging for Repug positions. Think:
1. It got him nothing this time.
The only way Repugs in the party would have accepted him was if he had to pay some sort of price to the Dems so he could be seen as a political victim (that option is gone).
Moderate Repugs have no power in their party, why would he?