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Friday, December 08, 2006

Smith will no longer support failed war policy

Via Eschaton CNN reports that Oregon Senator Gordon Smith, a Republican, can no longer support the war in Iraq. From CNN:
In an emotional speech on the Senate floor Thursday night, Sen Gordon Smith, a moderate Republican from Oregon who has been a supporter of the war in Iraq, said the U.S. military's "tactics have failed" and he "cannot support that anymore."

Smith said he is at, "the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up the same bombs, day after day.

"That is absurd," he said. "It may even be criminal."
Criminal indeed. One by one, some people slowly come to their senses.

This is not a happy time, but a time for sober reflection. It's time to stop pretending the emperor has clothes.

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