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Random Thoughts Of Yet Another Military Member

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Decent News

I use to live in Colorado before joining the Navy, so on occasion I like to check into Colorado politics and other happenings. Although I was dismayed last election to see the Democrat elected to the senate, SEN. Ken Salazar (D-CO) over Pete Coors. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that he wasn't in lock step with Howard Dean. Here are some quotes from his spokesman this week:

"Howard Dean does not speak for Sen. Salazar," said Cody Wertz, the senator's spokesman. Salazar, a freshman, issued a statement saying that President Bush's speech on Iraq this week properly emphasized rebuilding Iraq and training its security forces.

"The facts make it plain that reconstruction progress cannot succeed steadily without more secure overall conditions," Salazar said. "We should continue to focus on providing effective training to Iraqi security forces so they can establish and maintain security for their own country.

"I continue to look forward to hearing more from the president on specific training and reconstruction benchmarks that we expect to achieve and when we expect to achieve them in Iraq."

This was in response to Howard Dean's comments that the war in Iraq were "Unwinnable" (which he later retracted and blamed the Republicans for cherrypicking his comments.)

(Hat tip: The Political Teen)


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