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“… it’s impeachment time and then let’s replace the dipsticks with a bipartisan McCain and Murtha combination, acknowledging the even division in the electorate.”

Everybody needs to take note of this rather extraordinary thing that has happened: the Iraqi government that our Empire installed has called for our legions to be withdrawn and declared that killing said American legions is « perfectly acceptable »:

‘Leaders of Iraq’s sharply divided Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis called Monday for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces in the country and said Iraq’s opposition had a “legitimate right” of resistance. The final communique, hammered out at the end of three days of negotiations at a preparatory reconciliation conference under the auspices of the Arab League, condemned terrorism, but was a clear acknowledgment of the Sunni position that insurgents should not be labeled as terrorists if their operations do not target innocent civilians or institutions designed to provide for the welfare of Iraqi citizens. The participants in Cairo agreed on “calling for the withdrawal of foreign troops according to a timetable, through putting in place an immediate national program to rebuild the armed forces … control the borders and the security situation” and end terror attacks. The conference was attended by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Iraqi Shiite and Kurdish lawmakers, as well as leading Sunni politicians.’
—The Guardian

Let’s repeat: The only people who want American troops left in Iraq, under fire from both Islamofascist terrorists AND a ‘democratically elected legitimate’ government are … the Emperor and his hard-core supporters.

The communique went on to condemn attacks on Iraqi civilians and property and called for an end to Abu Ghraib-like abuse and Guantanamo-like snatch-and-grab detainee policies:

‘“Though resistance is a legitimate right for all people, terrorism does not represent resistance. Therefore, we condemn terrorism and acts of violence, killing and kidnapping targeting Iraqi citizens and humanitarian, civil, government institutions, national resources and houses of worships,” the document said. The final communique also stressed participants’ commitment to Iraq’s unity and called for the release of all “innocent detainees” who have not been convicted by courts. It asked that allegations of torture against prisoners be investigated and those responsible be held accountable. The statement also demanded “an immediate end to arbitrary raids and arrests without a documented judicial order.”

And what’s significant is that in two places, one specific and one implied, our American troops are seen as legitimate targets for Iraqi resistance.

We have no more reasons to stay. Not national pride (that was dragged into the mud long ago), not Iraqi democracy (that democracy just spoke loud and clear and said, ‘Get your butts outta here or die!’), not world opinion (the coalition is now, what, us and 168 Mongolian warriors? C’mon!), and definitely not a clear and significant majority of the American public which is paying for, bleeding from, dying in and mourning over this illegal, disgusting and immoral war.

I say if there is not a plan for withdrawal in place by Christmas to have our boys and girls home where they belong by, oh, say, Easter, then it’s impeachment time and then let’s replace the dipsticks with a bipartisan McCain and Murtha combination, acknowledging the even division in the electorate.

Enough is more than enough.