"A little ways to go" in Iraq: Green
Congressman Mark Green almost made it through the whole campaign without having to talk about his vote and mindless cheerleading for the war in Iraq. Someone must have finally asked him a question. WISC-TV reports:
Green Defends Vote To Go To War In Iraq
Green Says War Has Been Successful
WISC TV, November 4, 2006
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- U.S. Rep. Mark Green said his vote in favor of the war in Iraq will be judged in history as a wise move.
Green was a vocal supporter of the war early on, but has been silent more recently as he turned his attention to state issues. Green, a Republican, is running for governor against Democrat Jim Doyle.
Green said the war has been successful, although there's "a little ways to go."
He told reporters Friday after a rally in Eau Claire that Americans are safer without Saddam Hussein in power and that the war might have helped prevent another terrorist attack on American soil.
But Green also said that war is a nasty, messy, dirty business and the people who voted for it had to be prepared for someone to die.