…But he definitely has an opinion on it. Here’s what state Sen. Whitehead had to say to Politico.com:
“I’m certainly not a cut-and-run person. I don’t know how we can go along with trying to be friends with people who have no objective in the world but to kill us. I can assure you there will be battles over here if we don’t keep it over there.” [Source: 4/11/2007 Politico.com article “Whitehead Positioned to Win in Georgia State Race”]
It’s funny…I’ve never heard a single Democrat say that we need to be friends with terrorists. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say that Democrats, just like Republicans, want to keep this country safe from more terrorist attacks. That’s why all six of Georgia’s Democratic members of Congress voted to fund Homeland Security while the Georgia G.O.P. “Gang of Six” voted against it [5/9/2007 House Roll Call #318].
But, to get back to Sen. Whitehead’s statements, he seems to continue to insinuate that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11. The facts are clear on this…the people responsible for 9/11 were al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Osama bin Laden; and quite frankly, because of the President’s failure to plan (which we all know is a plan to fail) for post-Saddam Iraq, that country has now become the exact thing that Bush was trying to prevent; Iraq is now a haven and breeding ground for terrorists and terrorism.
Instead of being in its “last throes”, al-Qaeda is making a comeback. The Taliban is making a comeback and Afghanistan is in a downward spiral. Osama bin Laden is still alive and he’s planning more attacks.
If President Bush’s plan was to reduce terrorism, then he has failed because global terrorism is up more than 25%, and if all Jim Whitehead is going to be is just another rubber stamp for Bush’s failed policies, then he’s not the person to represent Georgia in Congress.