House Republicans Celebrate 9/11 By Voting For More War In The Middle East

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House Republicans marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by voting against peace by rejecting a resolution to approve the Iran deal.

By a vote of 262-169, House Republicans, who were joined by 25 Democrats, voted down a resolution to approve the Iran deal.

On the House floor, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) used the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to reject peace:

My colleagues, in pursuing this deal with Iran, President Obama refused to listen. He ignored the concerns of the American people, national security experts, and a bipartisan majority here in the Congress. And now, he is preparing to try and force this deal over our objections.

Never in our history has something with so many consequences for our national security been rammed through with such little support.

Today is September 11th. It is a day for all Americans to come together, and for us to keep the oath we swore to our Constitution. So our fight to stop this bad deal is frankly just beginning. We will not let the American people down.

Boehner’s speech was full of falsehoods and fairy tales about how this deal was bad for the United States. Boehner was a vocal support of the Iraq war, so it isn’t a surprise that he would reject any path to peace that doesn’t involve committing US military resources to a confrontation with Iran.

In reality, the House votes can’t change anything. Senate Democrats blocked the resolution of disapproval yesterday. However, with the nation looking towards the upcoming presidential election, House Republicans sent a symbolic message that can’t be ignored.

On 9/11, Republicans and a couple dozen House Democrats chose to reject peace and diplomacy.

Today’s vote was more evidence that the Republican Party has learned nothing from their failure in Iraq, and if given power again, they will repeat the mistakes of their recent past.

23 Replies to “House Republicans Celebrate 9/11 By Voting For More War In The Middle East”

  1. Name those democrats and then see you is vulnerable to a primary. That being said someone should make a campaign ad with a burnt out Humvee some ominous music, no voice over but list the cost of the Iraq war starting with the dead and ending with the cost. At the end have a womens voice say at what cost should we pay to satisfy their hunger for war

  2. yeah… I thought Boehner and McConnell said the last thing rammed thru with such little support and consideration was the Affordable Care Act… you know ObamaCare..

    and the last thing so thoughtfully considered and rammed thru with so much bipartisan support was the approval of the Iraq War… where exactly did that get us?

  3. Here the 35 quislings
    Brad Ashford (NE-02)
    Brendan Boyle (PA-13)
    Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
    Ted Deutch (FL-21)
    Eliot Engel (NY-16)
    Lois Frankel (FL-22)
    Gwen Graham (FL-02)
    Gene Green (TX-29)
    Alcee Hastings (FL-20)
    Steve Israel (NY-03)
    Ted Lieu (CA-33)
    Bill Lipinski (IL-03)
    Nita Lowey (NY-17)
    Carolyn Maloney (NY-12)
    Grace Meng (NY-06)
    Grace Napolitano (CA-32)
    Donald Norcross (NJ-01)
    Collin Peterson (MN-07)
    Kathleen Rice (NY-04)
    David Scott (GA-13)
    Brad Sherman (CA-30)
    Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)
    Albio Sires (NJ-08)
    Juan Vargas (CA-51)
    Filemon Vela (TX-34)

  4. Further proof, this Congress is incapable of any ruling on anything. They are insane. Time to close the doors and throw away the keys. Let the adult in the room keep our country growing and working without their interference! Wake up voters….they are only in this for themselves and the money they can make doing the corporations bid. Our highly paid politicians think nothing about your needs or welfare. Where is the jobs bill? Our budget? Infrastructure? Mental health? Our pensions? Safety? Name one thing they have done in 7 years for we the people! War is not the answer!

  5. Name one thing they have done in 7 years for we the people!
    They go on a lot of vacations?

  6. …may I say to all those who survived the horror 14 years ago today; this old Navy Vet salutes you…
    {snaps a perfect salute, holds for a 10 count releases}

  7. “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”

    –Thomas Paine

    You got ONE war you mishandled which We the People are gonna have to pay for for a LOOOOng time…you will NEVER be trusted again…

  9. WE THE PEOPLE have NO INTEREST in the middle east CORPORATIONS DO,,let them hire their own army to protect THEIR PROPERTY and business interest over there and THEIR KIDS can die there too

  10. ~ Name one thing they have done in 7 years for we the people!
    They go on a lot of vacations?
    Besides vacations, they STOPPED a lot of really great ideas from going through. Basically put a road block up at every turn.

  11. Daniel,
    Corporations are trying to hire their “own” Army by purchasing the U.S. government, as seen by the lack of true leadership in Bush ’41,( the lies to get us into Iraq war) the open, legal bribing of politicians allowed by the Court in “Citizens United”, the purchase of the news media (for their conservative propaganda) and a congress that rages what is not important ( so their agenda will be somewhat hidden.)
    Sickening, isn’t it?

  12. Presuming that those who voted for more war in the Middle East are taking the lead in the attack followed by their families.

  13. Extracts from WAR -Song by Edwin Starr
    ——————————————————- War, huh, yeah
    What is it good for
    Absolutely nothing
    Oh, war, I despise
    Because it means destruction
    Of innocent lives
    War means tears
    To thousands of mothers eyes
    When their sons go to fight
    And lose their lives
    War, it ain’t nothing
    But a heartbreaker
    War, friend only to the undertaker
    Ooh, war
    It’s an enemy to all mankind
    The point of war blows my mind
    War has caused unrest
    Within the younger generation
    Induction then destruction
    Who wants to die
    Aah, war-huh
    Good God…

  14. If a policy is implemented, we should compare its results with its predictions. If it is a legitimate policy, we should adjust our theories and make changes.

    If it is a True Belief, ignoring reality seems to be the popular response. When “trickle down” fails, then keep the course. When attacking the middle east creates far more terrorists and far less security – increase it.

    When idols disagree with the Islamic right, tear them down. When history disagrees with the American right, change the text books.

  15. You forgot:

    When science disagrees with the American right, change the text books.

    As the President said, the far right doesn’t let truth get in the way.

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