Thursday, October 05, 2006

John Warner's stark and somber view

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

“Sen. John W. Warner, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, offered today a stark and somber view of the situation in Iraq after having visited with government officials and U.S. military leaders there Monday.

“‘It seems to me that the situation is simply drifting sidewise,’ Warner, R-Va., told reporters.”

Sideways? Well, I don’t know what Warner means with that, but it’s obvious that, once again, he is not taking his orders on what to say about Iraq from the Bush administration. That, while Virginia’s other senator, George Allen, remains a tireless cheerleader for anything the Bush administration says.


spankthatdonkey said...

He is sending a message as he should, to the Iraqi Leadership...

You too, can end up like the South Vietnamese if the Dems. take over Congress... on your own!!!

F.T. Rea said...


Well, if that was what Warner’s remarks were meant to convey, he certainly did a good job of hiding it.

It sounded to me like Warner was telling the American people the truth about the status of the nation-building effort in Iraq. It sounded to me like the senator was demonstrating his unwillingness to lie to Virginians, just to do the Bush administration’s biding.