I just posted a reply from Rush Holt to the memo issued by House Majority Leader John Boehner. I’ll go a step further than Rush Holt. Boehner’s memo is filled with lies. It is an offensive affront to any sense of decency and a huge smudge against what little honor the Republican majority has left clinging to the United States Congress.
From the Boehner memo:
It is imperative during this debate that we re-examine the conditions that required the United States to take military action in Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Total BS. Everyone knows that we went to Afghanistan because of 9/11 and that the Bush Administration sold us a bill of goods on Iraq. That doesn’t matter at this point. What is imperative is to have a workable strategy from this point forward – not from this point backwards. You cannot lead by looking at a point that is quickly receding into history.
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