Friday, October 07, 2005

Iraq War Vets To Challenge Republicans, Part II.

Additionally, the Associated Press is reporting that six other Iraq War veterans will be seeking seats in the US House of Representatives, all of them running on the Democratic ticket.

The six vets will be running in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, and they are asking tough questions about the Bush administration’s war strategy and the lack of any timetable for US troop withdrawal.

With only 37% of the public behind Bush’s handling of Iraq, the 6 Democrats are seeking office at a time when the Republican party has been thrown into chaos with multiple scandals, investigations and indictments.

One of those running, Bryan Lentz, 41, a major in the Army reserves, decided to run for Congress while he was in Iraq, after being disillusioned by the lack of a plan in Iraq. Lentz will be attempting to unseat the 10-term Republican Curt Weldon, who serves as the vice chairman on the House Armed Services Committee.

Lentz said, “I’m not anti-war, I’m anti-failure.” Lentz will have the opportunity to succeed where he has seen the Republican leadership fail in the Congressional elections of 2006.


Blogger M A F said...

Hey Alva,

Thanks for the stories on the Iraqi Invasion Vets, it will be interesting to see how Democrat candidates with backbones are viewed by the MSM.

I wonder what impact they will have on a party that has decided that "staying the course" is the best policy for the party.

I hope you don't mind, but I have posted your link on my blog under the heading "Interesting People You Don't Know."

3:38 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

no, i don't mind at all. forgive my ignorance, but i have some mental deficiency in which i have trouble remembering abbreviations. What is the MSM?

4:01 AM  
Blogger M A F said...

MSM = mainstream media

I love your mix of articles...I added you to my list of "Interesting People You Don't Know (Yet)"

11:26 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

thanks macdonald.

5:25 AM  

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