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Kansas representatives see need for change

August 23, 2007


Moore on Iraq

U.S. Representative Dennis Moore on the current situation in Iraq. Enlarge video

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Kansas delegation on the Iraq War

President Bush on Wednesday renewed his call for keeping U.S. forces in Iraq, but Lawrence's congressional delegation said something has to change.

After a news conference on a proposed teacher tax deduction, U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., said the surge of troops in Iraq cannot logistically be sustained.

"Militarily we have worked ourselves into a corner," said Boyda, whose district includes western Lawrence. "We do not have the capacity to keep on going in this way."

"The whole point of the surge was to create enough space so that this burgeoning democracy could take hold, and in fact that has not been the case," she said.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., whose district includes eastern Lawrence, was in Lawrence to talk with the Chamber of Commerce.

Afterward, he said: "We have sacrificed 3,500 American servicepeople over there. We've spent over $500 billion. We've been there longer than World War II took, and there needs to be some end.

"The Iraqi government needs to step up, and the people in Iraq need to support their government. If they won't do that, I'm not sure we can help them anymore."

And concerns about the situation in Iraq also came from U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, a Republican.

"We need to see evidence that the Iraqi government can function, and to date we have seen little to that effect," Moran said after a news conference in Topeka about law enforcement funding.

Moran said that the U.S. military presence is at its limit.

"Our troops, whether they are active, reserve or guard, are overstayed and overworked," he said.

Staff writer Mark Fagan contributed to this report.


jasonc_22 10 years, 9 months ago

Glad to see Jerry Moran showing logical concerns...I just hope he votes like that.


dirkleisure 10 years, 9 months ago

The most obvious case of bias is he only talked to Democrat members of Congress, right RT?

Looks to me like the reporter just asked the questions. The anti-right_thinker agenda came from the members of Congress.

Derned liberal media, always writing down verbatim the things people say.

Martin_D_15 10 years, 9 months ago

Keys for victory in Iraq:

  1. Increase the size of the regular Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines.
  2. Keep ALL national guard units at home.
  3. Nuke iran back into the Stone Age.
  4. Send all democrats into iran before we nuke them. and michael moore-he will need at least 2 warheads.

Kontum1972 10 years, 9 months ago

martin d15 will u sign up to help with the increase for the army navy AF & marines..?

did u vote for bush?

Kontum1972 10 years, 9 months ago

obtw.. D15 the selective service is slated for this spring..we are out of soldiers and the guard units/army reserve are slated for extended deployments....there are 160K in theater right now and if bush keeps on bad mouthing malicki he is going to order us out of his country...bush said in 05 that if the malicki government wants us to leave we will go..the boys pretty hot right now thats why he is in syria its malicki's country....bush and cheney want the oil...and bush is no expert on vietnam..and cambodia.....he hid from that war..he never made drills like he was suppose too....he was a ghost......the leader of our country!

i was in vietnam and cambodia 72-73..i saw the Dog of War

jasonc_22 10 years, 9 months ago

the united states has no business fighting a war we don't have the troops to fight- the "surge" never had a chance of doing any lasting good- simply too much violence paired with too few troops.

it is time for our men and women to get the heck out of there and let the Iraqis solve their own problems. Or, it's time for us to withdraw and the UN go instead. Regardless: we are only prolonging the disaster at this point.

KS 10 years, 9 months ago

What is it that when someone disagrees with a liberal, the final thought is "why do you hate America"? That is their problem. They can't see the forest for the trees.

Keith 10 years, 9 months ago

Why is it that when some America hater calls for the death of the members of one of the two major parties in our republic, and they get rightfully called out on it, some other America hater jumps to their defense?

Nick Yoho 10 years, 9 months ago

I thought "why do you hate Amerika?" was the tune from the fringe right!(Right R_t?)

Nick Yoho 10 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, I like that much better too.~Peace

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