February 15, 2007

The audience is far larger than that, Congressman

This from a statement made by Congressman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., about congressional debate on the war in Iraq, and posted on McGovern's website:

"Madame Speaker, the American people are watching. They want to know where each member stands on the issue of escalating the war in Iraq" -- as if there's the least doubt where any member of the Bay State's congressional delegation stands on this.

Hate to break it to you, Congressman, but it's not just the American people who are watching this debate in a world where C-SPAN coverage can be delivered live onto cell phones -- bin Laden and al-Zawahiri are watching too. As are the murderous Baathist thugs in Iraq slaughtering innocent people by the thousand. As are jihadists from Morocco to Indonesia. As are the Chinese and Russians while chortling at the prospect of a humiliated and defeated America.

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