GOP Lawmakers Following Ron Paul on IraqSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 07/06/2007 - 11:27
Al sends along the following:
"Pete Domenici (known as "St. Pete" to his New Mexico constituents) has withdrawn his unequivocal support for the Iraq Quagmire. It seems that this is the trend, and Dr. Paul was ahead of his time.
Why is it that Dr. Paul has to be slandered as unpatriotic when he was one of the few voices of reason from *either* party when we were rushing to war in 2003? Why are all the party hacks (those who influence Iowans for Tax Relief, and both the Michigan and South Carolina Republican Party) so quick to disenfranchise Dr. Paul on issues like the war that 70% of Americans think is a horrible mistake? Are these hacks trying to shrink the party's base down to oblivion for the sake of misguided loyalty for an absolute failure and sell-out of a president?"
Al also sent along the following article from the AP, which begins:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sen. Pete Domenici on Thursday withdrew his support of President Bush's Iraq war policy and embraced a proposal to bring home most troops by March.
The longtime New Mexico senator is the latest of several Republican stalwarts who have abandoned Bush on Iraq in the past 10 days. They have urged a change sooner rather than later and further isolated the GOP president in his attempt to defend the unpopular war.
Last week, Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said the U.S. should significantly reduce its military presence in Iraq while bolstering diplomatic efforts. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., this month is expected to propose a new approach