Perpetual Calendar Watch....
As previously noted in this space, on October 5, 2006, Sen. John Warner's position on Iraq was the following:
The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a Bush loyalist offered his darkest assessment of Iraq yet on Thursday, suggesting the war there was "drifting sideways" without a firm commitment from its government to disarm militias and rebuild the country.It is now exactly three months later. Does Warner believe that the coming escalation constitutes a bold decision? Does it obviate his self-admitted responsibility to make such a decision?
Returning from a recent trip to the region, Sen. John Warner said the military had done what it could, and if after three months the Iraqis have made no progress to calm ethnic violence and hasten reconstruction, then Congress will have to make some "bold decisions."
Warner's office number is (202) 224-2023. His email contact page is here. Let's remind him of today's date. Please post any replies you get in the comments section, or email me.