…In today’s Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Republican Congressional candidate Jim Whitehead told AP reporter Ben Evans:
“I do not want to leave without the Iraqi government being able to take over their own country and have their own democracy.” [Source: 5/18/2007 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer article “Georgia Republican steers clear of war in early campaign test”]
Whitehead also reversed his previous position that “Iraq has not been a big thing in our district.” He now says that “Nobody is going to say that Iraq is not a big deal,” but I’ll let some other blogger handle that.
Here’s my question for Jim Whitehead…
…On “Meet the Press” this past Sunday, Tim Russert asked Sen. John McCain the following question:
“But, senator, the Iraqi parliament, a majority of the Iraqi parliament, has signed a petition asking for a date certain for withdrawal of American troops. If the Iraqi parliament wants it, a majority in the Congress want it…then why do you stand there and say, “No, you can’t have it”?” [Source: “Meet the Press” transcript from May 13, 2007]
I pose that same question to you. If the Iraqi parliament adopts a resolution that says something to the effect of “we want American troops out of Iraq by the end of 2007″, do you believe that we should remain in their country against their wishes?