Military leaders, not Congress, must decide when American soldiers return home from Iraq, U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood said Monday.
If the United States abandoned the effort in Iraq, terrorists would see it as a sign of weakness, he said. But the brunt of the war’s sacrifice is being borne by members of the military and their families, said Mr. Sherwood, R-Tunkhannock Township.
“We’ve got to broaden the pain somehow.”
What the hell does that mean? When I hear the Republicans accuse anyone who wants to get out the mess that they have made in Iraq as wanting to "Cut and Run" it makes my blood boil. What's the strategy Sherwood and Bush favor, "Stay and Die?"
BAGHDAD, Oct. 18 -- A roadside bombing and other attacks killed 10 American troops across Iraq on Tuesday, the U.S. military reported Wednesday, making it the deadliest day of combat for U.S. forces in 10 months....Tuesday's deaths, along with the death of an American soldier in Baghdad by small-arms fire on Wednesday, brought the number of total U.S. troop fatalities for October to 70, including 67 killed in action.
In other campaign news Chris Carney matched Sherwood's fundraising in the last quarter. And Carol Sherwood sent a letter to voters of the district that said Carney's ads were cruel to her family. Give me a break. Ask the 3,000 families who have lost a loved one in this war what cruel is. Your family values husband was playing house with a young girl for 5 years and then got rough with her. Ask her what is cruel. And today Mr. Family Values and Culture of Life is coming to town to try to save his hide.
I spotted this at Sherwood For Congress.
Congressman Don Sherwood with Congressman Mark Foley hanging out during a taxpayer-funded trip to exotic Uruguay in 2005. (Yes, it's a real photo.)