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Sunday, July 02, 2006

VIRGINIA CANDIDATE WEBB: GOP CAN'T FIX IRAQ

(AP) Neither President Bush nor the Republican-led Congress can extract the United States from a bloody quagmire of their own making in Iraq, said a former Republican who is seeking a Senate seat in Virginia.

Democrat Jim Webb, who was President Reagan's Navy secretary in 1987-88, said he knows from his own past as one of the Vietnam War's most decorated Marines how to "bring the Iraq War to an early and honorable end."

Webb bolted the GOP in 2003 over Bush's decision to invade Iraq and this year announced he would challenge Republican Sen. George Allen, a conservative former governor who's exploring a 2008 White House bid. Opposition to the war is a cornerstone of Webb's campaign.

George Allen is not conservative. He'd like everyone to think that he is but he is a right-winger, who does just about anything that White House wants him to do!

"I have believed strongly that when things aren't working well, it is the responsibility of our leaders to admit it, and to fix the problem," Webb said Saturday in the Democrats' weekly radio address. "Some say that speaking out against a war is disloyal to the troops. Whoever says that should consider what it's like to be a troop, wishing someone would speak the truth."

Webb said the Republicans are no more able today to wrap up the military entanglement in Iraq than the Democrats and President Truman could disengage U.S. forces from Korea in 1952. It took a change of parties and the election of war hero Dwight Eisenhower to bring the troops home then, he said, and the same is true now.

"I'm reminded of another time, with a leader who truly understtod war," Webb said. "He claimed that 'the old administration cannot be expected to repair what it failed to prevent."

Webb said the open-ended commitment to Iraq must end to enable the military to battle terrorism globally and give it "the mobility to comfort the other strategic challenges, such as the threat of an emerging China."

Allen's campaign said Webb has offered widely conflicting views on how and when to withdraw from Iraq and claims Webb would back a "cut-and-run" strategy similar to that offered by Sen. John Kerry (D-MASS), a Webb supporter.

Webb is only saying this for political reasons. How does he know exactly what Webb would support? The Democrats aren't "cutting and running." It's the Republicans that have "cut and run" from the reality of Iraq. We have lost. There is no way to win there anymore. Our military's job was finished after they took down Baghdad. But, nooooo, we had to stay there so that Cheney could get all of that money from his Halliburton stock. Now the Iraqi people hate s and want us out!

In Missouri last week, Bush accused Democrats of waving "the white flag of surrender" and insisted he will keep combat forces in Iraq as long as they are needed to achieve victory.

If this is so, then we will never get out of Iraq. I don't think that this country should ever elect another oilman again. EVER! It is their job to keep the Middle East unstable so that they can make all of the money that they do. Bush was never a success at anything else that he tried to accomplishin his life, so he has to support his family some how after he's no longer in office. So he'll support his family on the backs of some other family's kids. That's a "real man" don't you think?

Webb's radio remarks capped a week of searing rhetoric between Webb and Allen's campaign over a constitutional flag-burning ban that the Senate kiled Tuesday.

***That goes to show you how different these 2 guys are. One wants to fight over an issue that is not very important at the moment and the Democrat wants to discuss how to get our troops home. Do you think that the Republicans would discuss the flag burning at any other time except in an election year? I think our flag is safe enough to wait and have another debate on it after the elections!

Allen supported the amendment and crticized Webb for opposing it. That brought a scathing reply from Webb's campaign describing Allen as a coward who sat out the Vietnam War "playing cowboy at a dude ranch in Nevada." Webb has begun referring to Allen using the middle name he is known to detest: Felix.

***Yet another Republican that sat out the Vietnam War. Webb served, so he knows how the troops feel.

Webb is the first Democratic Senate challenger this year to offer the party's weekly address, said Phil Singer of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Webb won a rare preprimary endorsement last month from the DSCC and its chairman, New York Sen. Charles Schumer.

Both parties have targeted the Webb-Allen race as one of the nation's most competitive, and as an off-year test of Bush's policies and popularity.

***Well here's to you Webb. I know that your the better man for the job!


Source of Article: CBS NEWS
Richmond, Virginia
July 1, 2006

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