Thursday, October 19, 2006

Kline Wants To Stay A Losing Course

Kline wants to stay a losing course in Iraq. The question you need to ask yourself is: Do you really want to stay with him?

If you read just one post on Iraq today...let this be the one! I know Rep. John Kline should. And before you go on about how Kline has been on several 'fact finding' tours in Iraq, let me point out the obvious: 1. Kline hasn't yet reached a fact the matches the truth; 2. Three days doesn't compare with three years; 3. Nir could speak the language, move around outside the protected zones among locals and not be precieved to be a Dubya goof and stoolie.

Nir Rosen is a fellow at the New America Foundation and a free-lance writer. His book on postwar Iraq, "In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq" was published by Free Press in May 2006. His articles from Iraq and elsewhere are available on

Nir spent three years reporting out of Iraq. He has the first hand experience and insight that puts to rest John Kline's shallow 'stay the course' mindset. Staying the course has done nothing in Iraq but built a stronger, larger and more devoted terrorist network.

It's time to change the course as most experts and senior military strategist agree. Those that side with Kline are the moneymen, committed to making money for larger corporations. They could give a fig if Iraq becomes a democracy or how many of our children are sacrificed for their 'stay a losing course' policy where everybody but them pay the price.

The lack of vision and leadership by Kline that has lead us to and keeps us in Iraq is enough to vote him out. Vote for Coleen Rowley.

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