View Full Version : GOP Senator says NO on pRecident's Plan In Iraq

06-26-2007, 02:35 AM
Now, THIS is supporting the TROOPS!!!!!!!!!!!

Sen. Richard Lugar, a senior Republican and a reliable vote for President Bush on the war, said Monday that Bush's Iraq strategy was not working and that the U.S. should downsize the military's role.

The unusually blunt assessment deals a political blow to Bush, who has relied heavily on GOP support to stave off anti-war legislation.

It also comes as a surprise. Most Republicans have said they were willing to wait until September to see if Bush's recently ordered troop buildup in Iraq was working.

"In my judgment, the costs and risks of continuing down the current path outweigh the potential benefits that might be achieved," Lugar, R-Ind., said in a Senate floor speech. "Persisting indefinitely with the surge strategy will delay policy adjustments that have a better chance of protecting our vital interests over the long term."

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/190/story/149008.html

I thinketh Sen. Lugar is on to something here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-27-2007, 03:30 PM
I'm all for pulling out of the region too. So long as we nuke Iran and any other troublemakers as we see fit.