Thursday, October 18, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner To Democratic Representative Pete Stark

From Drudge:

WASHINGTON, D.C. Ð House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today
issued the following statement regarding remarks made on the House floor by Rep.
Pete Stark (D-CA) during the debate on the State ChildrenÕs Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP):

"Our troops in Iraq are fighting against al-Qaeda and other radical jihadists hellbent on killing the people we are sent here to represent. Congressman StarkÕs statement dishonors not only the Commander-in-Chief, but the thousands of courageous men and women of AmericaÕs armed forces who believe in their mission and are putting their lives on the line for our freedom and security. Congressman Stark should retract his statement and apologize to the House, our Commander-in-Chief, and the families of our soldiers and commanders fighting terror overseas."

In case you don't know why Boehner is calling for this, here is the statement made by Stark:

"You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement."

The House floor is hardly the place for these types of attacks. I do not agree with all that Bush does, but I do not think Bush wants to see our soldier's heads "blown off". To suggest this on one of the MSM platforms is bad enough. To say this on the House floor is inexcusable to say the least.

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