Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Arcuri Gets Specific On Iraq. When Will Meier?

Republican Ray Meier has offered voters nothing but nonsense, delusions and excuses when it comes to Iraq. Meier's closest thing to a plan to end the Iraq War is for President Bush to come up with new talking points about the war - as if just talking about Iraq with a few new catchphrases will clean up the mess there.

According to David Wittenberg of the Cornell Daily Sun, Democratic congressional candidate Michael Arcuri has done what Ray Meier has refused to do, and offered specific goals for getting America out of Iraq. David Wittenberg reports that, when Mike Arcuri attended a Labor Day picnic on Cayuga Lake, he got offered a timeline of withdrawl, at least for the National Guard:

"Arcuri said he supports bringing the National Guard home from Iraq by the end of 2006 and the troops home by 2007."

That's a great start, though we could use a complete plan. You know, the kind that Les Roberts offered earlier this year. It's mind-boggling to me that people can run for Congress this year without giving a detailed vision about what America should be doing in Iraq. Unfortunately, this isn't the only district where ambiguous and foggy talk on Iraq has been the rule rather than the exception.

Post script: Exactly where was that picnic? oh, good question - Arcuri still doesn't like to let anyone know when and where he'll be campaigning next, and Wittenberg doesn't mention it.


Anonymous said...

The only way that someone could follow these campaigns is if they literally followed them around, spending all their time shadowing the campaigns at their events. Are Meier and Arcuri doing this on purpose, to keep us in the dark?

Anonymous said...

Man, I wish Les Roberts had not dropped out.