Why Americans Don’t Vote, Reason #1,231,566


The New York Times reports that the Democrats are declaring victory:

Democrats swiftly claimed victory. ''A majority of the United States Senate is against the escalation in Iraq,'' said Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. ''As for the Republicans who chose once again to block further debate and protect President Bush, the American people now know they support the escalation'' in troops.

 Congratulations, Harry. That meaningless vote that didn't even muster sixty votes is certainly a huge victory, and will mean so much to the next family who loses a son or daughter in Iraq.

When you're talking about ending a war, political victories just don't matter. 

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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