Sunday, September 17, 2006

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Nancy Johnson's latest attack ad attempts to illustrate her "strength" on national security, while at the same time playing into the fears of voters. But what exactly has Johnson's "strength" gotten us?
Over 2500 American soldiers killed in Iraq
More than 20,000 soldiers wounded
More than 40,000 innocent Iraqi civilians killed
Over $300 billion spent
Further instability in the Middle East
This war has been incredibly mismanaged, yet Nancy Johnson and the Republican Congress have not so much as questioned Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. Nancy Johnson even said a few weeks ago that she does not think Donald Rumsfeld should resign. Whatever the Bush administration has asked for, Nancy Johnson has not hesitated to provide. We are stuck in Iraq because Congress failed to oversee and question this administration. While the death toll continues to rise in Iraq, Nancy Johnson refuses to ask any questions of the administration. Perhaps she fears by questioning the war she will appear "weak" on national security. As Bill Clinton so eloquently said in his 2004 convention speech, however, "Strength and wisdom are not opposing values."


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