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Wednesday, 23 November 2005
NEVER AGAIN! Says Congressman
Hat Tip to Weapons of Mass Discussion
in A Congressional Veteran Whose Opinion the Media Has Ignored

That's the Way it Goes doesn't't it, take a Congressman who wanted us to pull out of Iraq a year and half ago, advised Clinton to pull out of Somalia, and suddenly it is Top newsworthy that NOW he still wants us out of Iraq and we have breathless coverage that "Democratic Hawk" changes position on Iraq? What Hawk? What Change?

Now Congressman Sam Johnson, gets up and says the complete opposite and do you THINK you are going to hear about it on the Legacy News Media?

We're all supposed to bow to whatever a Vietnam veteran of the armed services serving in Congress says, right? Well, how about this from Rep. Sam Johnson:
Washington, Nov 18 - Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) delivered the following closing statement on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to a resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of American troops in Iraq. The day before U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, a House Democrat, advocated pulling out U.S. troops from Iraq by introducing his own resolution. The bill failed by a vote of 403-3.

A 29-year Air Force veteran, Johnson spent nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam.

Mr. Speaker I rise today on behalf of the American men and women in uniform and their families.

“I spent 29 years in the Air Force – served in Korea and Vietnam and spent seven years as a POW in Vietnam more than half of that time in solitary confinement.

I know what it's like to be far from home serving your country, risking your life and hearing that America doesn't care about you Your Congress doesn't care about you. Your Congress just cut all funding for your war. They're packing up and going home. and leaving you here.

“When I was a POW, I was scared to death when our Congress talked about pulling the plug that I would be left there forever.

“I know what it does to morale – I know what it does to the mission – and so help me God, I will never, ever let our nation make those mistakes again. Never.

They SAY they support our troops .
They SAY they will not pull the plug on our troops?
What did they DO the Last Time they had the chance?

Read the Article, don't wait for the Movie!


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 5:14 PM CST
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Updated: Wednesday, 23 November 2005 8:02 PM CST

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