Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Iraq War Facts Inhofe Can't (or Won't) Face

As we noted yesterday, Sen. Jim Inhofe, just back from a weekend visit to Iraq, sees only progress amid the violence. Despite Inhofe's sunny predictions, much of the nation remains a battleground and our troops remain in peril.

It took only a few minutes to find a more informed and hard-nosed situation report from Rory Stewart, British diplomat and former Deputy Governor of the Iraqi provinces of Maysan and Dhi Qar under the Coalition Provisional Authority. Speaking last month in New York, Stewart, once a supporter of the war, offered this bleak assessment of conditions in Iraq today:

Despite some claims to the contrary, there is not a single indicator of significant, overall improvement I know of over the last four years, neither in electricity, nor in education, nor in police training, nor in the military.
So who does Sen. Inhofe think he's fooling with his relentless cheerleading for a failed policy? Does he really believe that Oklahoma voters will overlook his uncritical support of the worst foreign policy blunder in the last century?

Does he really hold that much contempt for Oklahoma voters? Hey, Jim: Time to get a clue.

1 comment:

T Town Tommy said...

Lets just hope and pray this time Oklahoma voters will clue in and not re-elect this dinosaur of a politician.