Speakeasy forum

General discussion

Re: the 403 - 3 Iraq Resolution

by Mac McMullen / November 23, 2005 6:30 AM PST

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM) voted against a resolution (H. Res. 571), defeated overwhelmingly by a vote of 403 to 3, that called for immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq.

Wilson released the following statement:

"Just last month, the Iraqi people, including large numbers of Sunni Iraqis, voted in a referendum on their Constitution. The Iraqi people are choosing to participate in the political process that can eventually undermine support for the indigenous insurgency in Iraq.

The next step in building Iraq's political future is elections in December under this new, completely Iraqi Constitution. Broad participation in these elections will continue to build political momentum for a new self-governing Iraq at peace with its neighbors.

While the political process moves forward, the United States and its allies must continue to train Iraqi police and security forces so that week by week, month by month, more neighborhoods, towns and provinces are patrolled and controlled by Iraqis.

We must also continue to conduct military operations against insurgents and foreign fighters in Iraq, particularly al Qaeda in Iraq. There are still difficult days ahead and much work to be done ? much of it done by our men and women in the military.

I expect U.S. forces will continue to stay in Iraq through December's elections at roughly their current level. But as I?ve said, if political and security progress continues on roughly the course we are on, American forces should be able to start being drawn down in significant numbers during the course of next year. These redeployments should be based on conditions in the field. As the Iraqis stand up, we can stand down.

After September 11, 2001, we made a decision to play offense in fighting the war on terror, to track down enemies who would kill Americans and give them no place to hide. Our troops are doing a fantastic job, and terrorists know they have no hope of defeating our troops in the field. They know that the center of gravity in their fight is to undermine the will of the American people.

I would rather have American soldiers hunting down terrorists over there, than have American firefighters and police officers responding to attacks here at home."


- END -

Did your US Representative issue a statement ?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Re: the 403 - 3 Iraq Resolution
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Re: the 403 - 3 Iraq Resolution
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
But according to the Liberals,
by duckman / November 23, 2005 6:58 AM PST

if we hadn't invaded Iraq, there would be no terrorist threat

Collapse -
That just shows that you
by Dan McC / November 23, 2005 11:41 AM PST

have a poor understanding of the arguments of those who differ with your political positions. How many liberals can you show that have stated such a position?

Dan

Collapse -
Dan, You've said it,...
by Paul C / November 23, 2005 12:11 PM PST

DK has said it and numerous other posters on this board have said it. We understand your argument very well - altogether TOO well, in fact...

Collapse -
when there words byte them in there asses they
by Mark5019 / November 23, 2005 12:34 PM PST

cant admit there wrong

Collapse -
I never said it.
by Dan McC / November 23, 2005 12:48 PM PST

You'll have to support such an accusation. Where did I say that if we hadn't invaded Iraq there would be no terrorist threat?

Thanks,

Dan

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Exactly !!
by duckman / November 23, 2005 9:46 PM PST
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?