Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ray Meier Ignores Reality In Iraq

Reason #5 to Not Vote for Ray Meir for Congress: Ray Meier Ignores the Reality of the War in Iraq

Ray Meier says of the Iraq War, " I am still most influenced by the views and actions of our troops... I am impressed by their strong belief in the mission and their conviction that our military and diplomatic forces on the ground can help the Iraqis establish a stable and free Iraq."

Ray Meier has had that statement up for months. The problem with it is that it doesn't at all reflect what America's soldiers in Iraq are actually saying.

  • A poll this year revealed that "72% of American troops serving in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year, and more than one in four say the troops should leave immediately".
  • A large number of American generals who have been in Iraq are reporting that the situation there is deteriorating, not getting better.
  • A assessment by the Marines that was kept secret from the American people until uncovered this month stated of Iraq's Anbar province, "there is almost nothing the US military can do to improve the political and social situation there".

    Ray Meier's happy talk on Iraq is not in accordance with what the military's leaders are saying about Iraq, and contradicts what soldiers themselves believe. We need a congressman who is in touch with reality, not someone who keeps on repeating a partisan distortion of the truth. Ray Meier won't speak the truth about Iraq, and that's reason #5 out of 30 not to vote for Ray Meier for Congress this year.

    Anonymous said...

    Remember Leon Koziol? yeah, that "democrat". he couldn't even win the primary for state senate, pathetic.

    Anonymous said...

    Pathetic was Bruce Tytler's campaign. What did he do with that money he got anyway?

    Les Roberts should have hund in there. A primary would have been important to test the candidates and their campaign organizations.