Monday, January 10, 2005

Cons vs. Neo-cons on Iraq, Pt. 2

Think of three Things--whence you came, where you are going, and to Whom you must account
--Poor Richard

Coble Suggests Pullout in Iraq


U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, dean of the state's congressional delegation and an avowedly strong supporter of President Bush, says it's time for the United States to consider withdrawing from war-ravaged Iraq.

Coble, a Republican from Greensboro, is one of the first members of Congress--Republican or Democrat--to say publicly that the United State should consider a pullout...

Coble said he arrived at his position only after many months of searching in vain for evidence that the Bush administration had a post-invasion strategy to deal with the transition to Iraqi self-government...

But Coble voted to grant Bush the sweeping war-making powers believing that the administration had a "post-invasion strategy." Apparently, there was none, he said.

"If there was, I wish someone would tell me what it is or show it to me," he said. "I'd like to see it."..."Obviously, somebody was asleep at the planning table."...We got rid of Saddam the snake. Now it's time to let the Iraqis take care of the snake pit."

Coble suggests pullout in Iraq, News and Record