House Majority Leader John Boehner, who received plaudits from Democrats and anti-war Republicans for allowing a full debate in the House on the war in Iraq, now faces criticism from Democrats who say the debate as planned will unfairly lump the war on terror with the fight in Iraq.
The two conflicts, they say, aren't necessarily linked.
"I think you well understand that the war in Iraq is a separate conflict, an insurgency with terrorist elements and sectarian violence," Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, wrote in a Monday letter to Boehner that complained the resolution referred "only secondarily" to the war in Iraq. "We promised and owe the American people a focused and dedicated debate about our policy and the future of American commitment in Iraq."
Sometimes, a vote against a candidate can be all that is required.
Al-Qaeda was in Iraq before the war. Al-Qaeda is in Iraq now. If the Democrats are still having problems with that equation, can they really be trusted with our lives?
I do not endorse Mike DeWine; just offering up something to think about.