Twice as Many Iraq War Vets Running for Elective Office Call Themselves Republicans Negates the Democrats Case for Iraq

In Congress, Iraq, Presidential Election, Veterans on May 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

One of the rallying calls of the Democratic Party is that they need to hold office so that they can withdraw from Iraq and bring our troops back home but according to an article in USA Today twice as many Iraq Vets who are running for elective office consider themselves Republicans and do not want to with draw from Iraq.  USA Today says the following about the Republican Vets:

” Republican candidates are “pro-victory,” says Kieran Michael Lalor, a Republican candidate in New York and the founder of Iraq Vets for Congress, a group of Republican House candidates. “No good comes from a precipitous withdrawal and a lot of good would come from a stable functioning democracy in the Middle East.”

This blog has expressed the same sentiments.  Prior to 911 and Post 911 many articles have been writeen about the Middle East Terrorist threat.  I personally think that winning Iraq and putting military bases in Iraq is key to out interests so  that we can be aware when future radical movements are birthed and present a threat to the United States of America.

USA today goes on to quote Lalor as saying the following:

“This isn’t the people 40 years ago who came to Washington to protest. These are people who want to come to D.C. so we can take the fight to (Osama) bin Laden.”

The majority of candidates running this year are definitely “anti-move” and through first hand expereince beleive that the case has been proven to them for a continued presence in Iraq. 




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