File this under "a little late" to make a difference, but Walter Jones, 3rd Congressional District of North Carolina now regrets his vote on the Iraq war. Yes folks, this Dem turned Repub (his solution to getting elected in 1994 during the Clinton Bashing Campaign) now thinks that we should not have gone to war with Iraq.
Walter Jones, the Republican congressman for North Carolina who was also the brains behind french toast becoming freedom toast in Capitol Hill restaurants, told a local newspaper the US went to war "with no justification". (bold added by author)
Republicans say that it is just a coincidence that since America has had a black Democratic President for 18 months that they are against everything they were FOR before President Obama took office.
In another moment of hypocrisy, Jones said,
"If we were given misinformation intentionally by people in this administration, to commit the authority to send boys, and in some instances girls, to go into Iraq, that is wrong," he told the newspaper. "Congress must be told the truth." (bold added by author)
Another case of burning stoopid!
But it's just another Repub......enough said!
Wonder how he feels about the other stupid war
the one in Afghanistan.
Wait another 4 to 5 years
I'm sure he'll have an opinion then....
This article is five years old
Or was your comment a joke, did you miss the 2008 primaries in which he had a GOP challanger based soley on his war votes. Like I said this may be a joke but if not where have you been.
Good catch, Moderate.
The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep
I think Jones has been one of
I think Jones has been one of the more levelheaded Republicans in congress. As others have noted after the initial support for the war, just like most of us that were given false and misleading information, he realized he had been had and made it clear where he stood. I think he should be acknowledged as a politician that has repeatedly voted and expressed his views regardless of the fallout that he has received. While I would prefer a democrat in that seat it is at least good to know there is someone there that doesn't always follow the far right party line.
I'm a moderate Democrat.
The main thing that bothers me about Jones is that he feels he has an inside track to god. He is confident most of the time that he is doing god's will. That's how he talks about it, and frankly, that scares the shit out of me.
Living in a cave?
Jones has been adamant about stopping BOTH wars since around 2005. And as I pointed out several weeks ago, Jones cosponsored Alan Grayson's "The War is Making You Poor Act". But that was just his latest fight against the wars. He actively tried to withdraw troops starting in 2006.
And you know what, I'd much rather have someone recognize the error of his ways and correct it rather than someone like Obama who denounced the war, and then leaves tens of thousands there to continue our occupation.