Sunday, January 14, 2007

Oh, What a Delightful War—Not!

Reporter Jim Myers, who covers state politics in Washington for the Tulsa World, has an instructive look at the Iraq War pronouncements made by members of Oklahoma's Congressional delegation in today's edition.

Some choice examples of unrealistic and misguided wartime optimism:

"It is a love-fest over there…. It's a beautiful story."
--Sen. Jim Inhofe, Feb. 12, 2005
"The war is going extremely well. Things are going according to plan."
--Rep. John Sullivan, Jan. 16, 2004

"I am saying that you are going to see…more and more of our troops coming back."
--Sen. Jim Inhofe, Jan. 3, 2006

"We had plenty of reasons to be in Iraq besides weapons of mass destruction."
--Sen. Tom Coburn, June 18, 2004

Guess those Republican rose-colored glasses have been way too effective. They certainly haven't allowed our political leaders to see the horrors of an elective war that has put our fighting men and women in the middle of a civil war with no end in sight.

1 comment:

joe said...

Jim Inhofe is no doubt the dumbest man in the Senate.

And to think I once made and served his family a pizza 26 years ago.

Damn I wish I'd had some smart pills to throw in that pie.