Monday, September 17, 2007

King Needs to Repudiate John Boehner's Comments

Last week, King was in Iraq with fellow republican Rep. John Boehner. Boehner went on CNN to talk to Wolf Blitzer and was asked this question:

"How much longer will U.S. taxpayers have to shell out $2 billion a week or $3 billion a week as some now are suggesting the cost is going to endure? The loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month, how much longer do you think this commitment, this military commitment is going to require?"

Boehner answered "I think General Petraeus outlined it pretty clearly. We’re making success. We need to firm up those successes. We need to continue our effort here because, Wolf, long term, the investment that we’re making today will be a small price if we’re able to stop al Qaeda here, if we’re able to stabilize the Middle East, it’s not only going to be a small price for the near future, but think about the future for our kids and their kids"
(h/t TPM)

Yes, the sacrifice of American servicemen and women is a "small price to pay" according to Kings travel-buddy.

Decorated Vietnam Veteran Sen. John Kerry on Huffington Post said
A single life is a large price to pay for any endeavor. Sometimes, in our national interest, we choose to pay that awful price, but we must always make sure that the policy is worthy of it.”

King needs to publically repudiate Boehner's disgusting comments.

Here is the video

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