Reminiscent of the movie Network, another Republican is making it clear that he’s had it with Bush’s Iraq policy and not going to take it any more.
Rep. Pete Domenici of New Mexico joins his other esteemed colleagues in calling for a change in policy. A little over a week ago, Rep. Dick Lugar of Indiana signaled his strong dissatisfaction with our Iraq war strategy in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor. In fact, in my post Republican Tide Turns for Iraq? I predicted that Lugar’s speech signaled a sea change starting within the Republican party.
George Voinovich, R-Ohio joined in voicing his objection to the current strategy. And it seems that Sen. John Warner, R-Va. is about to go public with a new approach. These key Republican Senators are bringing reality to that prediction.
The windows are opening just like in Network. Only this is no movie. It’s all too real and all too important. And thankfully…for the sake of our country, our soldiers, the Iraqi people and the world…concerned Republicans are finally standing up one by one and telling the world “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it any more!”
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