Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Ehlers has second thoughts about the war

Vern Ehlers has joined a chorus of Republicans in saying they made a mistake by voting to send troops to Iraq.

Although he voted for a resolution four years ago authorizing President Bush to go to war with Iraq, U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers now says he believes it was a mistake.

"It was a very difficult vote for me," the Grand Rapids Republican said Sunday, the day when the U.S. death toll for the war reached 3,000.

Ehlers added that he cast his vote after seeing what he now believes was faulty intelligence that Iraq possessed the means to produce nuclear weapons.

"I think we should have been much more cautious," Ehlers said, adding that the administration should have used more diplomatic pressure before invading Iraq. "It turned out the intelligence was false."



Frank said...

You might want to check out a review of Ehlers' statements on the war that we posted over at mediamouse.org - http://www.mediamouse.org/features/010307ehler.php

At any rate, glad to see that this site exists.

Cathleen said...

Hey Scott- thanks for the invite. I'm mostly following the state level stuff now- but I found that this site-


-helps me keep track of Vern's votes. They send you an e-mail every week lisitng the bills that were voted on.

If I ever find anything good on Vern I will throw it your way!

Have fun!