Monday, June 25, 2007

On Board, Sen. Lugar

With Frank Rich (NYT) ripping off the inevitable attempts by this White House to ‘spin’ surge strategy in September 07; it is becoming imperative that more elected GOP leaders come on the board to question is open ended engagement in Iraq. Frank Rich thinks Sen. John Warner is the key and that is true.

But with Sen. Lugar’s speech on Senate floor criticizing Bush Iraq War policy; we have one more GOP Senator on board. It should make that much easier for Sen. Warner to easy out from this ridiculous political quagmire.

Congressional Democrats needs to start the work now to blunt the coming lies of Gen. Petraeus and spins from White House. The confrontation is must and it must succeed this time.

Any presidential candidate who is not fully engaged in this looming mother of all political debates is not worth his or her vote. The campaign for 2008 presidential elections is meaningless at this time and only true measure of a leader is how he or she is engaged to force this administration to change its policy. All other is side drama.

For GOP presidential hopefuls, they would want to engage in a campaign which will divert the attention from Iraq War debate. But that is because they want to run away and they know that with it they are running away from their any scant possibility of victory. But that need not be the case with Congressional GOP members. They better follow the example of Sen. Lugar and be ready to part with Pres. Bush’s disastrous Iraq War policy.

Umesh Patil
Cupertino, CA 95014
June 25, 2007.

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