“Antiwar Party” Votes for War

The five senators voting against $106 billion for Obama’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were three reactionaries — Coburn (R-OK), DeMint (R-SC), and Enzi (R-WY) — and only two progressives Feingold (D-WI) and Sanders (I-VT).

Not voting were two sick senators, Byrd (D-WV) and Kennedy (D-MA), and one just disgraced one — Ensign (R-NV).

A sad commentary on the party who got antiwar votes.  Only 32 opposed in the House, two in the Senate.

Michael Munk is the author of The Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories From Our Radical Past.  Visit his Web site: <www.michaelmunk.com>.