"If you're talking to me in eight or 10 months, and we're not starting to see ... actual troop withdrawals, I'll be shocked."
-- Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., after visiting Iraq in November 2005. Two top Army officers testified in Congress this month that they cannot reduce troop levels at this time. Source:Star Tribune.
Why couldn't John Kline see the obvious when he went to Iraq less than a year ago? He's a military man and should know how to size up a battlefield situation. The answer is the same reason John Kline won't believe his own eyes when it comes to Health Care, Veterans Benefits and Education. President Bush's Texas-style political machine created and now owns John Kline. So much so that this good soldier is still taking orders and not questioning them many years after leaving the military.Minnesota needs someone who isn't blinded by Bush --someone who isn't afraid to blow the whistle, even against the boss, when the future of our country is at stake. Minnesota doesn't need another Texan in Congress. Minnesota needs Coleen Rowley.