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“Penis-Mouth” Webb To Give Democrat Rebuttal

From the DNC’s house organ the Washington Post:

Webb Picked to Give Democrats’ Response to Bush

By Tim Craig
Wednesday, January 17, 2007; A04

Virginia Sen. James Webb, a former Marine elected in November after vehemently opposing the Iraq war, will give the Democratic response to President Bush’s State of the Union speech next week, party leaders announced yesterday.

Webb’s five-minute speech Tuesday will mark the second consecutive year that a Virginia Democrat has been selected to respond to the president. Timothy M. Kaine (D), then Virginia’s newly elected governor, gave the response last year.

The selection of Webb by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) underscores the party’s efforts to counteract Bush’s decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq at a time when opinion polls show most Americans want to begin exploring ways to bring more troops home.

Webb, a former secretary of the Navy who has a son in Iraq, has been one of the Bush administration’s most vocal foreign policy critics. Webb has stopped short of calling for an immediate withdrawal, but wants to start repositioning troops to other Arab nations to get them out of harm’s way.

"I ran for the Senate to bring an experienced set of eyes to the problems that face our country, ranging from the need for a new direction in Iraq to assuring economic fairness for American workers," Webb said…

"We went to war in Iraq recklessly; we must move forward responsibly. The war’s costs to our nation have been staggering. These costs encompass what we hold to be most precious: the blood of our citizens. They also extend to the many thousands more Iraqi people killed and wounded as their country slides into the chaos of sectarian violence and civil war." …

I guess crazy Larry C. Johnson was busy.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 17th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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