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Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR): Bush’s Iraq Policy ‘May Even Be Criminal’

By Judd Legum on December 9, 2006 at 1:31 pm

"Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR): Bush’s Iraq Policy ‘May Even Be Criminal’"

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As the 109th Congress drew to a close, Sen. Gordon Smith took to the Senate floor and delivered a scathing indictment of President Bush’s policy in Iraq. Gordon said, “I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way being blown up by the same bombs day after day.”

Smith added, “That is absurd. It may even be criminal.” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2006/12/gordan.320.240.flv]

Transcript:

GORDON: I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way being blown up by the same bombs day after day. That is absurd. It may even be criminal. I cannot support that any more. I believe we need to figure out not just how to leave Iraq but how to fight the War on Terror and to do it right.

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