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Opening Arguments

Stuck in the past

The Journal Gazette can't bring itself to endorse Mike Pence for Congress. After praising Pence's opponent for having better views on such things as health care and the economy, the JG says this:

It is the war and his position on it that should give voters concern about Pence. Pence, who has shown admirable skepticism, courage and independence on other matters, has accepted without challenge the current strategy despite the failures in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All right, which one of you forgot to tell the JG that the surge worked, the war is pretty much over and we seemed to have actually won it? I know it wasn't my turn.

Not so good in Afghanistan -- we can grant them that one.


William Larsen
Wed, 10/29/2008 - 11:03am

This does not surprise me one bit. The JG is ignorant on many levels. When it comes to freedom of the press (which I support 100%) I find the JG censors and filters what they present to their readers. I served my country in the U.S. Navy, took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foriegn and domestic. This includes the right of the JG to mislead people, however, it also gives me the right to my opinon that the JG is un-American when it comes to presenting to the public those candidates on the ballet. Instead of presenting all the candidates issues, they will go as far as to not even mention that one is even a candidate.

Wed, 10/29/2008 - 8:15pm

So we can stop spending money in Iraq and get our troops the hell out of there now? Cool. Hooray, we won! ("How are we better off for having spent that money and sacrificed those lives in Iraq?" "Shut up, boy, a win's a win. They all go in the "W" column.")