Sunday, February 24, 2008


(Via TPM News Headlines)

Coburn declines to elaborate on Iraq War statement
By JIM MYERS and RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writers

Coburn's comment came at the beginning of remarks at a weekend town hall meeting in Muskogee. "I will tell you personally that I think it was probably a mistake going to Iraq," said the freshman senator, who made it clear he did not believe the U.S. could withdraw but had to stay. What was unclear was when exactly Coburn changed his position on the controversial war, what led to that change and why he chose to reveal it at a town hall meeting back in the state as opposed to in front of a wider audience. Coburn's comment came less than a week after he returned from his second trip to Iraq since entering the Senate. He declined to comment Wednesday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Offhand, I can only name one Republican of prominence who has exercised integrity re the Iraq War. Even Hagel has vacillated.
That would be Cong. Walter "freedom fries" Jones (R NC) who has long since recanted and co-sponsored legislation to exit.