Rep. John Larson blasts Bush on veto

I think John Larson, our congressman, is right in pushing for an end to this war. Bush needs to compromise so we can pull out with at least some honor and dignity intact. 



 WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement recognizing the four year anniversary of President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln and President Bush’s veto this afternoon of the Iraq Accountability Act.

“Four years ago today the President wrongly declared victory in Iraq. Four years later, thousands of lives lost, and billions of dollars spent, we still find ourselves in the midst of a quagmire in Iraq—and the situation is getting worse, not better. Yet, tonight, the President chose to veto the Iraq Accountability Act that would forge a new direction in Iraq, fund our troops at a greater level than the President requested, honor our commitment to our returning veterans, but most importantly start to bring our troops home in a safe and responsible way.

“This past November the American people sent us a strong message for change in Iraq. Unfortunately, through his veto President Bush has been derelict in his duty by allowing his own hubris and arrogance to trump the will of the American people. As long as this majority is in the House of Representatives, the President will not receive a blank check for a failed stay-the-course policy that sends our troops into harms way to police a sectarian civil war. It’s time for a new direction, not more of the same. Democrats stand ready to work with the President and Congressional Republicans to find common ground and create a new direction in Iraq.”

Congressman Larson is currently serving his fifth term representing the 1st District of Connecticut. He is also Vice Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.



Filed under Congress, Iraq war, John Larson, President Bush, war

15 responses to “Rep. John Larson blasts Bush on veto

  1. Joe Visconti

    God Bless Joe Lieberman!

  2. turtle

    “President Bush has been derelict in his duty by allowing his own hubris and arrogance to trump the will of the American people.”


  3. Joe Visconti

    The will of the people voted our beloved George into office and that’s how it goes. Democrats have to learn to swallow until they can convince the American Public to vote in one of theirs.
    Public Opinion is just that… Majority rules.. right?

  4. turtle

    A Letter to the Editor by one Regner Arvidson appears in today’s May 6 Courant. Mr. Regner makes some astute observations about your man Joe Lieberman’s “No-Exit Strategy”. (Unfortunately the letter isn’t online at ugly-duckling

    You could read it.

  5. Joe Visconti

    1. We are never leaving the Middle East in one form or another.
    2. We will never leave Israel undefended.
    3. We will always protect the interest of Big Oil.
    4. We will vote in a Republican President in 08 as Blue Connecticut voted in Red Mrs. Rell

  6. dave r

    This War is the end of the Bush Dynasty.

  7. Joe Visconti

    So what? Oil Rules

  8. turtle

    Joe, you may be right 1-3, although I’m done with fatalism. But what makes you think the next president will come from the corrupt, incompetent, and thoroughly discredited Republican party? Let’s hear it.

  9. Joe Visconti

    Turtle (come on use your real name, it’s more fun)

    Answer: Look for a very real incident where America will suffer a large loss of life before the election which will sway public opinion towards Guliani’s Philosophy, it will occur in late summer of 08. Guliani will also then win the Pro choice, Gay Rights fence sitting independants. Some will say W allowed it like he allowed 9/11 but I say Bonesmen are Bonesmen, George H, George W, Bill Clinton, John Kerry…….

    PS- Romney will be Vice President on the ticket, he has too much money not to be… Imagine a Catholic with a Mormon….. WOW, it will beat the Hillary and Obama ticket hands down… what say you Touche?

  10. turtle

    You mean this terrorism czar? He will not make it out of the gate.

  11. Joe Visconti

    Then it’s Romney, which I like better.

  12. turtle

    The nomination could go to Romney, because if St. Ronnie taught us anything, it’s that the most important qualification for a presidential candidate is how well he or she performs on television.

    I doubt, however, that “Pro choice, Gay Rights fence sitting independants” will vote for Romney, or even Guiliani. Most independents vote a straight ticket, and they know Republicans cannot be trusted to promote equal rights for all Americans.

  13. Joe Visconti

    What do you mean a Straight ticket? As in non Gay?

  14. turtle

    A straight Democratic or Republican ticket.


  15. Joe Visconti

    well? Gotta make sure today

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