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Brownback, Roberts reaffirm support for Iraq War


Sam Brownback links[(AP) Possible candidates take positions on Iraq:][1] Republican senators weighing a 2008 presidential bid united behind President Bush's Iraq policy, while potential Democratic candidates favored troop withdrawals but split over a deadline for ending the U.S. military's combat presence. "We cannot pull out and hope for the best," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., calling redeployments now "a significant step on the road to disaster." Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., likewise dismissed a timetable: "We have to see this through to a successful conclusion."[(Catholic Sentinel) Legislator takes reins against assisted suicide:][2] Only a few politicos paid attention last month when Sen. Sam Brownback held a hearing on the way doctor-assisted suicide impacts society. No legislation emerged from the session. None is forthcoming this year. Major news media did not pick up on the item until weeks later. But during that May 25 meeting of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, those who oppose Oregon's controversial experiment met their new legislative champion. Since the 2003 retirement of Sen. Don Nickles, the Catholic Republican from Oklahoma, it was not clear who would step in as chief opponent of assisted suicide. Brownback, a Kansas Republican and a convert to Catholicism, left little doubt that he has taken up Nickles' mantle.[(Voice of America) New Stem Cell Treatment Provides Hope for Paralyzed Humans:][3] David Prentice of the Family Research Council acknowledges, "There's a lot of science yet to be done to say whether embryonic [cells] will ever be any good to treat a patient." At a news conference in Washington recently, Kansas Senator Sam Brownback said more research into the use of adult stem cells and cord blood is needed. "Several of these patients had to go overseas to get their treatment. They shouldn't have to do that." Related Brownback/stem cell links [(KaiserNetwork.org) Brownback Holds News Conference To Highlight Successes of Adult, Umbilical Cord Stem Cells][4] [(Focus on the Family)Brownback Wants Senate to Debate Bioethics Before Stem-Cell Vote][5] [(Catholic News Service) Patients said to offer stem-cell solution 'we can all live with'][6]Pat Roberts links[(AP) Japan beef deal still in the cooker, U.S. cautions:][7] U.S. beef shipments to Japan could resume within weeks under a new agreement, but the Bush administration cautioned Wednesday that the deal to restore trade interrupted by Japanese mad-cow disease concerns could still fall through. ... U.S. lawmakers, impatient for trade to resume, have threatened sanctions unless Japan's market reopens by Aug. 31. A bipartisan group of senators held a news conference Wednesday to push forward with tariffs. "Until there is a specific date for actual trade to resume, and product is at port in Japan, it's not a done deal," said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.[(LA Times) Senators Face Off Over 2 Iraq Pullout Plans:][8] Democrats and Republicans dueled over the Iraq war in the Senate on Wednesday, exchanging rhetorical jabs as each side sought political advantage on a debate many strategists believed could be a decisive factor in determining which party would control Congress after the November elections. ... On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate also asserted that the operation in Iraq was essential to fighting terrorism. "There is no exit from Iraq or the global war on terror except success," said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][9] [1]: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/14884391.htm [2]: http://www.sentinel.org/articles/2006-25/14779.html [3]: http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-06-22-voa40.cfm [4]: http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=38028 [5]: http://www.family.org/cforum/extras/a0040979.cfm [6]: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0603573.htm [7]: http://www.tdn.com/articles/2006/06/23/biz/news02.txt [8]: http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-usiraq22jun22,0,2966763.story?coll=ny-leadnationalnews-headlines [9]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


mooseamoose 11 years, 12 months ago

Gee Sam - maybe you should sign up for the successful conclusion which should be somewhere around 2056. It's easy to send others off to war in your stead.

flames_over_the_wasteland 11 years, 12 months ago

Brownback and my home state of Oregon should never, never be mentioned in the same paragraph!

drewdun 11 years, 12 months ago

So Boosh says that the Iraqis should take inspiration from the Hungarians who revolted in 1956. He truly cannot be that stupid. Oh, wait a minute, 'Cut and run,' 'liberals are bad for america,' 'defeaticrats.' Someone please change the subject so our resident fascists don't have to confront how amazingly stupid their 'Dear Leader' is.

Liberty 11 years, 12 months ago

How about the North American Union (merging Canada, United States of America, and Mexico) that President Bush is pushing without the approval of Congress. Read this article and listen to the mp3 clip. Very informational and disturbing.

This is the article link: http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2006/cbarchive_20060622.html

This is the downloadable link for the mp3 clip. http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/Int_Corsi.mp3

Curious 11 years, 12 months ago

Fascism A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror [like eight Iraqi heads found in a box the day Zarkawi gets into town - and just before his head was handed to him] and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

I sometimes wonder if some of you think that is what America has become. Whether it is or not . . . that is who we are at war with right now.

"It's easy to send others off to war in your stead." quote from first post.

Why do you think we are still in Kosovo? Where are all the mass graves we bombed Yugoslavia into the middle ages for? I haven't read about them in the newspaper. Do you link the news together? Do you pay attention to Indonesia? DOES ANYONE REMEMBER September 11, 2001? Geneva Convention, doesn't hold for "non"combatants, does it? Unless they are held by our side. Turn the other cheek as they rip our boys apart, literally, and booby trap their bodies.

"It's easy to send others off to war in your stead." quote from first post. The same is true of the Moslem leaders sending their boys around the world. What power do they have over children to make them living bombs? It is not natural! It is not natural to have beheadings [of Iraqis] on the bridge into town and call for the children to watch. Not natural to video tape it, bring it into your own home and play it for the family before bedtime.

And you are convinced Brownback and the others don't care. Grow up. Or mature. Whichever is applicable.

drewdun 11 years, 12 months ago

"And then the Iraq madness, and we lose the support of the war and sort of forget about OBL"

Sorry, should have said 'lose the support of the world.'

drewdun 11 years, 12 months ago

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