Bush, Sweeney and the War
Bush was fundraising to keep GOP controll of Congress yesterday:
President Bush suggested last night that Republicans must remain in control of Congress ... speaking at a $27 million fundraiser meant to provide a needed boost to the campaign war chest of congressional Republicans.
The President is concerned that a Democratic congress will create a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq. (source)
We know that Kirsten Gillibrand, Sweeney's Democratic Challenger, has a plan titled "The Iraq War Three Years Out: A Successful Exit Strategy and Securing Our Future."
John Sweeney (R-NY) has been right in step with the president on the war. After the 2006 State of the Union address, Sweeney said of Bush:
He is absolutely correct when he says, “In a time of testing, we cannot find security by abandoning our commitments and retreating within our borders. If we were to leave these vicious attackers alone, they would not leave us alone.”
On Friday, Sweeney voted to pass the GOP resolution that contains no timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
An old proverb says:
If we don't change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going.