NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Straniere fails to mention Iraq on his website

Just like Fossella , Bob from Manhattan does not consider foreign policy or our current war in Iraq an issue of enough importance to address it with any policy proposals on his website.  Bob does tout his self named initiative of hiring wounded veterans for his staff, which is noble, but falls short of addressing the need to support our troops before they get injured and before we deploy them in a war.

"With more than 30,000 soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical injuries, we owe these families whatever support they need."  Bob Straniere

What we need is more than support after the fact.  Here is what leadership looks like ;

"If elected, I will be a strong advocate for responsible efforts to end the war in Iraq, and I will push to make sure that Congress does not grant more war funding without also ensuring that plans for our withdrawal are being designed and enacted. We must thank our soldiers for their service by bringing them home safely, responsibly, and as soon as possible." Mike McMahon


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