Hero this morning; goat this afternoon | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hero this morning; goat this afternoon

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 3:46 PM

That would be Sen. Mark Pryor, who voted with the Republicans in the 50-48 vote against a Democratic resolution requiring an Iraq troop withdrawal to begin in 120 days. The measure needed 60 votes for passage.

His statement:

President Bush should lay out for the American people measurable goals for stability in Iraq; however, it is a grave mistake to publicly announce timetables and consequently hand over our game plan to the enemy.  I have talked to countless troops and their families who have pleaded with me not to give the enemy any indication of troop movements, especially those showing we are reducing forces.  They know it endangers them and their comrades.  I cannot and will not put our men and women in uniform at risk.

 I do understand the need for troop redeployment plans and have filed an amendment that calls upon the Administration to develop a classified campaign plan for Iraq, which includes strategic and operational benchmarks and classified redeployment dates of United States forces from Iraq as those benchmarks are met.  I believe this route provides the necessary direction to the Administration and keeps our troops safe.  It is in the best interest of our country to achieve a level of stability in the region and to get our men and women home as soon as possible.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (33)

Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments



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