I guess it is better late than never. Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico, the one who called the US Attorney at home then hung up in attorney’s face only to have the attorney turn up fired a couple of weeks later, is jumping on the pull out of Iraq bandwagon. My problem with these Johnny-come-lately Republicans is that when push comes to shove they fall in line with the White House.
I want a new strategy for Iraq. I continue to completely support the men and women in the American Armed Forces. They have not failed us. It is the Iraqi government that is failing to make even modest progress to help Iraq itself or to merit the sacrifices being made by our men and women in uniform. I am unwilling to continue our current strategy.
I have carefully studied the Iraq situation, and believe we cannot continue asking our troops to sacrifice indefinitely while the Iraqi government is not making measurable progress to move its country forward. I do not support an immediate withdrawal from Iraq or a reduction in funding for our troops. But I do support a new strategy that will move our troops out of combat operations and on the path to coming home.
I’m not buying it are you?