Another GOP Senator comes to his senses...four years, 3600 dead troops, and hundreds of thousands Iraqi deaths too late....
GOP Sen. Gordon Smith calls war in Iraq 'insane'
Smith is known for a speech last December in which he stated, "I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up by the same bombs day after day. That is absurd. It may even be criminal."
Smith told Fox, "If I could do anything over, I would – in that speech I gave – I would replace the word 'criminal' with the word 'insane.'" He suggested that the "surge" might have had a chance of working four years ago, but said, "On my numerous visits to Iraq ... each time I go, the government seems more and more dysfunctional. And all we're doing is depending on them to step up and govern."
Smith went on to explain the legislation he is sponsoring, saying, "There's nothing in this amendment that says we withdraw from the war on terror." When Fox host Shepard Smith pressed him on whether there might be a civil war in Iraq that is indistinguishable from the war on terror, the senator denied both points. "It may become a full-blown civil war," he acknowledged, "but the point is, it's not ours, it's theirs. It's not something we can win. ... I'm just tired of American kids dying for that."
You're wrong, Senator...it is OURS. All of you in the Congress who voted to give the moron-in-chief dictatorial powers and allowed him to invade Iraq in 2003 are responsible for every death in Iraq that is war-connected.
If civil war breaks out, you're responsible for that, too. Bringing the troops home now is the only way recovery can begin...both at home and in Iraq.