Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Madison, Wisconsin, Votes on Iraq War

University of Wisconsin-Madison College Republicans President Jordan Smith urges all citizens of Madison to vote "No" today's Iraq War referendum:

[Excerpts:] This referendum has consequences. This will affect our soldiers’ morale and influence how we debate foreign policy in future elections and possibly influence policymakers’ decisions. . . .

If these referendums pass, then these referendums will begin popping up all across the country as a means of diminishing public support for this war, in addition to being a slap in the face to our military overseas. . . .

This referendum debate is not about whether we should have gone into Iraq in the first place. It is about how we handle the situation now that we are in Iraq and how we can make things better for the Iraqi people. . . .

If we pull the troops out of Iraq now, or before the Iraqis have the stable democracy they deserve, what are we accomplishing? Will this move make the world any safer for democracy and freedom? Will we prevent terrorism? What message will we be sending the world? . . .

We must remember the adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Iraq must have time to transition and rebuild. Our soldiers are doing valiant work and we need to support them. . . . [End]

Not surprisingly, the first comment:

What a surprise... Jordan defends a war that she refuses to fight in.

OK, Jordan, this is our second invitation. Be a Real American and a Real Republican! Really Support Our Troops! Enlist!


At 04 April, 2006 20:53, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess---His favorite saying is " Curiosity killed the cat". Repressing public forum and discussion, just the best qualities in an administrater of a major university.
Mike Meyer-member Voter Initiative Political Party of Wyoming(VIPP)

At 05 April, 2006 09:00, Blogger Ted said...

What a fool

At 05 April, 2006 10:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jordan,

Congratulations on all you accomplishments at the U of Madison. I went to Marquette in Milwaukee until I joined the US Navy in 1971.

We use to call Madison Moscow East!

While there was still fighting going on in Viet Nam, I wound up in Southern California at a test and evaluation squadron for the Navy’s newest fighter jet the F-14.

I lived.

You might too.

Why don’t you enlist to fight the war you are so willing to defend from you keyboard? Heck I hear major combat operations are over!

Maybe you could get a job knocking on doors, handing out Bibles.

USN 1971-1975

At 05 April, 2006 21:27, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the supporter of continuing to occupy Iraq brings up Rome.

I really don't think it's a favorable comparison, to Iraq, or to the U.S.


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