July 30, 2003

"America…Is George Bush's re-election worth your sons' blood?" - huge sign posted by Radcliff resident Norman Walters, a two-time Army enlistee and Vietnam veteran. - - link.

Senators kick neocon's ass on Iraq policies
Not buying Bush-league bullshit

"I would ask you, Secretary Wolfowitz, are you sure we have our eye on the ball?" - Senator Russ Feingold

Just back from a trip to Iraq, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz called it the central battleground in the war on terrorism.

"Right now it is where it's being fought and that's why these terrorists are coming in there," Wolfowitz said. "There is no doubt in my mind that we will be much more secure when we win this battle in Iraq."

But several lawmakers said he was exaggerating Iraq's connections to terror groups. "We just haven't seen any proof of linkages between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda," said Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a Rhode Island Republican who said Liberia had much clearer ties to terrorists.

Russell Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, said the administration should deal honestly with the situation in Iraq "instead of constantly trying to pretend that Sept. 11 and Iraq are the same issue."

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