"McConnell loses mind - says Iraq war "winding down"
"November 8, 2007
"The Senate's Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell, actually said Thursday that the Iraq war is "winding down."
"McConnell said this two days after a report came out that this is the deadliest year for the American military in the Iraq war.
"It comes as Democrats are launching another attempt at pulling combat troops out of Iraq.
"The Kentucky senator pointed to recent newspaper reports of lower death tolls and insisted there will be "fewer and fewer troops in Iraq, fewer and fewer casualties, more and more ... return to normalcy."
"He spoke to a handful of reporters on the same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a proposal to temporarily fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and set the goal of pulling U.S. combat troops out of Iraq in a year.
"A similar bill passed Congress in May but was vetoed and killed. The latest effort could meet a similar fate as Democrats show no sign that they have gained the votes to override the president's block.
"At the same time, Democrats point out that the war is a continued disaster.
"This is not working, it's a war without end," said Pelosi. "There is no light at the end of the tunnel. We must reverse it."
© AlaskaReport News"
Did you know that some members of the Alaska National Guard served a hitch in Iraq, returned home, and the very next week were shipped back to Iraq for another hitch of duty? The Alaska National Guard units have been especially hard hit by the "Staying the Course" of McConnell and Hal Rogers that has cost so many American lives in Iraq. Ditch Mitch. Ditch Hal, too.