Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dems Push Bush to Start Removing Troops

Where does Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce stand on the war in Iraq? Do you want your son or daughter to serve multiple tours of duty in Iraq? Do you want our country's financial future to go into Iraq? Here is what Pryce had to say about the war in Iraq (http://prycewar.org/index.htm):

“Iraq continues to pose a serious and imminent threat from its development of weapons of mass destruction” - Rep. Deborah Pryce, (Congressional Record, 10/8/02)

War is great:
"I didn't see any chaos. Everything seemed pretty normal"- Rep. Deborah Pryce on Iraq, (Columbus Dispatch, 10/24/03)

"Iraq is now a beacon of freedom."

- Rep. Deborah Pryce, (Columbus Dispatch, 6/28/05)

“Colleagues of ours who have been there talk of wheat fields and oil fields and cotton fields. This is progress. It is a beautiful picture of what comes of our noble pursuit in the fight for freedom and the war against terror” - Rep. Deborah Pryce, (Columbus Dispatch, 10/16/03)

Pryce on Bush:

"I heard an infectiously positive, optimistic president who understands the concerns of the American people"

-Rep. Deborah Pryce, (Columbus Dispatch, 2/1/06)

"We're going to be hand in hand with the president as much as we can. He needs us to help him out, and we need him"
-Rep. Deborah Pryce, (Washington Post, 10/13/05)

Top congressional Democrats sent President Bush a letter Monday urging him to start withdrawing troops from Iraq by the end of this year, saying he has failed to live up to a resolution that called for 2006 to be a "year of significant transition'' in the war.

The Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, said the 41-month-old war in Iraq has robbed the U.S. military of its ability to deal with other crises while sectarian violence increases, especially in Baghdad.

"In the interests of American national security, our troops and our taxpayers, the open-ended commitment in Iraq that you have embraced cannot and should not be sustained,'' said the letter, whose signers also include Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and 10 other senior Democrats on foreign affairs, military and intelligence committees, such as Rep. Tom Lantos of San Mateo....

It is clearly time to demand that we start pulling back to let the Iraqi people make their own decisions about their future. Although the Republicans won't admit it, Rep. John Murtha has been right all along.

Are you willing to gamble your future and your children's future on having the Republicans in the majority? Don't you think it is time for a new direction?