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Two Top GOP Senators Want New Iraq Strategy

Posted on Oct 16, 2006
Hagel and Warner

Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner have added their names to the growing list of Republicans who have broken ranks with Bush on Iraq.
Of course, this profoundly un-democratic president has proved himself immune to reasoned criticism, so don’t hold your breath for an Iraq course-correction.


Two leading Republican senators called Sunday for a new strategy in Iraq, saying the situation in getting worse and leaving the United States with few options.

Sens. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and John Warner of Virginia are part of the growing list of Republicans who are speaking out against President Bush’s current plan for Iraq as U.S. casualties rise.

“The American people are not going to continue to support, sustain a policy that puts American troops in the middle of a civil war,” Hagel said on CNN’s “Late Edition.”


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By Jon B, October 16, 2006 at 7:44 pm Link to this comment
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These trigger happy lot voted for war in Iraq, cheerfully watched the “shock and awe” show of destrucition and now they want a strategy? Why hadn’t they figured it out early on?

To keep them busier than ever, have they figure out the “strategy” for Iran and North Korea? These bloody lawmakers ought to work overtime to get things in order before using military hardware.

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By Druthers, October 16, 2006 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment
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Like a lot of their collegues they are trying to jump ship without getting wet and make people thing they are brave.

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By felicity, October 16, 2006 at 2:25 pm Link to this comment
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“...Until the job is done,”  George Bush’s ‘strategic’ plan for Iraq.

Democrats have promised that in the face of war we (America) need to be weaker. Ken Mehlman’s ‘strategic’ plan for Iraq. (And in case that doesn’t convince you of why you should vote Republican, Democrats will raise your taxes, impose more regulations and increase lawsuits.)

How about, we, Republican strategists, have made this mess in Iraq, and you Democrats have no plan to clean it up.

Boil it all down - We Republicans have a non-strategy to deal with the Iraq mess which is far better than any strategy anyone else has for dealing with the Iraq mess.

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By OCPatriot, October 16, 2006 at 1:25 pm Link to this comment
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Dont you realize that a sea change has been occurring? First James Baker, then a couple of Senators like Warner and Hagel, then the leak that old Father Bush hands are in dismay over the direction of the war in Iraq. Theyre pumping up a campaign to change course and do exactly what Murtha has been calling for, only none of them is being called a traitor or a member of the cut and run group, as Murtha and others were. But thats exactly what theyre proposing.
Just watch as Bush himself starts to back-pedal, saying maybe if something isn’t working, we ought to change it.  With that, “cut and run” suddenly goes down the drain.  No “traitors” here anymore, even Bush when he says he’ll consider what Baker and his committee want to propose.  I call them all “traitors” because I grieve for the good men and women already killed, and the others who still will be killed, while this sea change occurs.

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By Broiler, October 16, 2006 at 7:49 am Link to this comment
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Senator Hagel and Senator Warner, I would like to
introduce you to Representative John Murtha. Get to
know each other gentlemen as you will be floating
in the same boat from this time on. Oh, the boat?
That would be the good ship “Cut ‘N Run” as it will
soon be christened by the administration.

Silly senators, why would you bail on the GOP
before the elections?  You had the same reasons
and opportunities months ago, why didn’t you
speak up then?  All I can say is better late than
never for the people still serving there.

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By Charlie, October 16, 2006 at 7:19 am Link to this comment
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Hagel’s comments are not new.  He’s been saying this sort of thing for quite some time now.  This is the firts I’ve heard from Senator Warner along these lines, though.

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By With HOLD Senators pay for 3 months!, October 16, 2006 at 6:11 am Link to this comment
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I take issue with the fact that the Senators are still WILLING to let the “killings” and “murderers” take place in Iraq for 2 or 3 more months!  Maybe we should NOT pay the Senators for 2 or 3 months!

Where is the “Accountability”?

Where is the “Competent” planning?

Where is the performance showing progress?

If I had a cup of SOLDIER’S blood I would hand same to these 2 Senators!

I consider those that really want or demand to stay in Iraq nothing less than Criminals that need charged with MURDER! 

History will show that we killed our soldiers “needlessly”! (Emphasis added) Further, nothing more can be DONE to win this war.  As more and more reports pass to the newspapers they will show we are strongly CONTRIBUTING to the Civil War!

Mother of US Special Forces Soldier

If in the future, any terrorists show up at my home, I will reference them to RED VOTER -  Senators, as they are accountable for this Iraq incompetence! All for their own

          Power and Abuse!

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