Senator John McCain just said this is "a very sad day." People are putting "their lives on the line" and don't need any "distractions."
Yes, right. Because the only people at Walter Reed are straight.
Update: 63 voted to move the bill forward for a vote. 33 did not, which raises the question. Who didn't vote? Update: 63 voted yes, 33 voted no and 4 did not vote. Kudos to Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), a Republican this blogger recommended for the senate seat. I hope this can be a sign Kirk will vote like the moderate he portrayed himself to be and the moderate I hoped he would be.
Hopefully this will happen in the very near future.
More battles will be fought before we can credit our president for fulfilling his promise.
In the meantime, let's give credit where it is due. Kudos must be sent out to Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut) and Senator Sue Collins (R-Maine) and their staffs for their hard work in moving this bill forward.