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The Dirty F*&king Hippie Caucus

Atrios links to a Walter Pincus article I saw last night---you all know---the hippy caucus was right about the war, but their opinions weren't cov

Atrios links to a Walter Pincus article I saw last night---you all know---the hippy caucus was right about the war, but their opinions weren't covered by the Washington Post. Democrats Who Opposed War Move Into Key Positions

The day after the House vote, The Washington Post recorded that 126 House Democrats voted against the final resolution. None was quoted giving a reason for his or her vote except for Rep. Joe Baca (Calif.), who said a military briefing had disclosed that U.S. soldiers did not have adequate protection against biological weapons.

"As a veteran, that's what hit me the hardest," he said.

Lee was described as giving a "fiery denunciation" of the administration's "rush to war," with only 14 colleagues in the House chamber to hear her. None of the reasons she gave to justify her concerns, nor those voiced by other Democratic opponents, was reported in the two Post stories about passage of the resolution that day.


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