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Maj. Tammy Duckworth, Ret. She was shot
down over Iraq and lost her legs. Her
opponent can find Iraq on a map.
Rivals for Hyde's seat argue over Iraq
By DEANNA BELLANDI, Associated Press Writer Fri Sep 22, 7:45 PM ET
CHICAGO - Two candidates vying for retiring GOP Rep. Henry Hyde (news, bio, voting record)'s job squared off in a radio debate Friday, with Democrat Tammy Duckworth saying the U.S. needs to focus on getting its troops out of
Iraq and Republican Peter Roskam contending that she was advocating a "cut-and-run" strategy.
Duckworth, who lost both legs in the war, said during a taping of WBBM-AM's "At Issue" that she and Roskam are "worlds apart" on Iraq and how to bring American troops home. She said the pullout of troops from Iraq should be tied to the training of Iraqi forces to defend themselves.
"Even if it's just two policemen in a kiosk in the middle of nowhere at a traffic checkpoint, then I want to bring two Americans home," she said.
Roskam, a state senator from Wheaton, countered that the suburban Chicago district is not a "cut-and-run district" or one that embraces a timetable for a pullout from Iraq.
I think veterans should be e-mailing his campaign about his comment. He think he's a tough guy because he runs. See how he would live minus two legs.
posted by Steve @ 12:37:00 AM