The rising antiwar tide in the GOP

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by Justin Raimondo

05/09/07

The realization that the neocons are doing to the Republican Party what they’re doing to the U.S. military — driving it into the ground — is now widespread in GOP circles. In an appearance on Fox News this past Sunday, House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio stated, ‘By the time we get to September or October, members are going to want to know how well this is working, and if it isn’t, what’s Plan B.’ Trent Lott agrees. Rep. James Walsh, an upstate New York Republican facing pressure from his constituents to disavow the president’s position on the war, issued an open letter in which he stated that, if the ’surge’ isn’t successful by autumn, ‘we should be prepared to begin withdrawing our soldiers.’ Republicans facing problematic reelection prospects, such as Minnesota’s Norm Coleman, are giving the ’surge’ and the ‘Petraeus is our savior’ strategy a second look: ‘There is a sense and a reality that there is a lot we have to see by September,’ says Sen. Coleman, and it doesn’t take special powers to hear the anxious undertone...

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