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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Re: Feingold

Yeah,Best of the Web's catch was good enough I thought I would post it in full.

Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin is calling for a withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of next year. From a Feingold press release:

. . . It's almost as if talking about completing the mission in Iraq has become 'taboo,' said Feingold. It's time for senators and Members of Congress, especially those from my own party, to be less timid while this Administration neglects urgent national security priorities in favor of staying a flawed policy course in Iraq. We need to refocus on fighting and defeating the terrorist network that attacked this country on September 11, 2001, and that means placing our Iraq policy in the context of a global effort, rather than letting it dominate our security strategy and drain vital security resources for an unlimited amount of time.

But here's what Feingold had to say just last week, according to a report in the Daily Globe of Ironwood, Mich.:

Post 911, the administration published a list of countries where al Qaeda was operating. Iraq wasn't even on it.

Now, it's the number one training ground for terrorists from around the world. Our nation's security is at stake and it's time for Congress and the administration to level with the American people, and develop a policy worthy of our brave men and women in uniform.

Has Feingold changed his mind since last week? Or does he believe the U.S. military should not be fighting terrorists in their No. 1 training ground?