"Give it another six months"
One man seemed to place his finger on the feeling here when he compared protests about Iraq and other Bush Administration policy to a 9-1-1 call: The people have been calling 9-1-1 to report an emergency, but no one ever responds, including Congress. They have felt ignored, and now they’re furious about it. Many, clearly, had hoped for more change when a new majority was seated in Congress in January, only to find much less than they’d hoped for.
We have been told, for years, by Bush and his supporters that things will get better in Iraq. We have been told to be patient. We have been told to "give it another six months" and then when those six months expired to "give it another six months" and when those expired ... and so on.
Our patience gave out on election day, November 2006. We wanted a change. We wanted something different than "give it another six months." So we elected a Democratic House and Senate to give us something different.
What has been the response of Democrats like Brian Baird. What has been the response of Democrats who have finally been put into positions of power?
"Give it another six months".
Baird may think we are angry with him because he is saying something positive about developments in Iraq. He couldn't be more wrong. We are angry because he is peddling the same bullshit that the Bush administration has been peddling.
We don't want to hear that the occupation is getting better. We want to hear that the occupation is coming to an end.