Clueless in D.C. | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Clueless in D.C.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 5:52 AM

Speaking of swimming against the tide: Here's Stephens Media on Rep. John Boozman, who mindlessly echoes the mindless with his stay-the-course pap on Iraq, newly fortified by expert witness from a brief and highly secure foray into the Green Zone bunker in Baghdad. Democratic opponent Woody Anderson may have an uphill battle, but he gets point for being right.

Anderson said troop withdrawals should begin immediately.

"I think we need to start now bringing our troops home and we need to make it clear that we're not a crutch for the Iraqi government," Anderson said.

Boozman said he saw signs that the fledgling Iraqi leadership was solidifying to form a diverse, stable government. He said he was pleased with efforts to protect the rights of minority groups....

While in Iraq, Boozman was part of a delegation that was briefed by Gen. George Casey, the U.S. military commander. The group also met with Iraqi President Jalal Talibani and other government leaders at Talibani's home.

Anderson said he doubted the upbeat report delivered by Boozman. He said he thought the briefings were probably too optimistic.

"I don't think flying in, getting a briefing, getting a few meals and patting the backs of some soldiers can give you a good enough idea that things are improving," Anderson said.

 

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Open line and Civil War update

    More Confederacy defenders were on hand in Bentonville against imagined threats to a one of hte Confederate statues put up long after the Civil War to spin a narrative about the noble Lost Cause.
    • Aug 20, 2017
  • Three dead in WLR

    Three dead in suspected double murder-suicide in West Little Rock.
    • Aug 20, 2017
  • One dead in shooting at Buffalo National River

    KTHV reports a man was fatally shot Saturday at the Buffalo National River in Searcy County in what is being called an officer-involved shooting. No other details at the moment.
    • Aug 20, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Jason Rapert vs. Wikipedia

    Sen. Jason Rapert against the world: Wikipedia edition.
    • Jan 23, 2016
  • Today in Trump: Obstruction of justice anyone?

    It's the New York Times with the news today. Fired FBI Director James Comey kept notes of his talks with Donald Trump. A memo he wrote in February after a meeting with Trump said the president asked him to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.
  • Lynchings hidden in the history of the Hot Springs Confederate monument

    Hot Springs twice erupted into the kind of violence that has its roots in the issues left unresolved by the Civil War, and both times, it happened right where that monument to Confederate soldiers stands today.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation