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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Winning in Iraq is Bad For the Democrats - RPV calls out Rick Boucher

We now have the truth on record. The WAPO reports that House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) went on the record that a positive report from Iraq would be "a real big problem for us." Read the WAPO article here. This is not hate spew from Colbalt6, but the Majority Whip talking. You see what we have here is Democrats caring more about politicizing the war than victory. God forbid success in Iraq because it hurts the Democratic party. The RPV issued this release calling out my feckless congressman Rick Boucher.

Richmond, Virginia. (August 01st, 2007) – Republican Party of Virginia publicly called on Democrat Rich Boucher (D – VA 9th) to clarify comments from fellow Blue Dog Democrat and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D – SC) stating that a positive September report from General David Petraeus would be a problem for Democrats.

"I think there would be enough support in that group to want to stay the course and if the Republicans were to stay united as they have been, then it would be a problem for us," Clyburn said.

Many Democrats have anticipated that, at best, Petraeus and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker would present a mixed analysis of the success of the current troop surge strategy, given continued violence in Baghdad. But of late there have been signs that the commander of U.S. forces might be preparing something more generally positive. Clyburn said that would be "a real big problem for us."[1]

“Republicans have long argued that Pelosi and Reid send conflicting messages on the War on Terror that embolden our enemies abroad,” stated RPV spokesman Shaun Kenney. “Now comes a moment of clarity from Clyburn, stating victory in Iraq poses ‘a real big problem’ for the Democrats?”

“Why is victory in Iraq a problem?” asked Kenney. “Rep. Boucher should have the guts to tell the voters of Southwest Virginia and our men and women in uniform why completing the mission in Iraq is ‘a real big problem’.”

The Republican Party of Virginia called on Boucher to immediately clarify his position on supporting the mission in Iraq.

“Boucher should have the courage to stand beside our troops and bring them home in victory, not play politics with Iraq,” stated Kenney. “The stakes in the war on terrorism are too high to be left to Democratic partisan maneuvering.”

Congressman Boucher should address this issue immediately. Why is party politics more important than victory for our troops? Disgusting. Email Boucher here, or give him a call.

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