Sen. Ford. I don't think so
Nathan Bedford Forrest-Tennessee's favorite
son and founder of the Klan
Congressman declines to offer advice on Cindy Sheehan.
BY JACKSON BAKER | AUGUST 19, 2005
Though he continues to insist that President Bush rethink the nation’s current strategy in Iraq, Memphis congressman Harold Ford Jr. made it clear Friday night that he would not repudiate his original support of the president’s decision to intervene military in that Middle Eastern nation.
And, while praising as "a brave young lady" Cindy Sheehan, the Gold Star mother who has been keeping a well-publicized vigil outside the president's vacation home in Crawford, Texas, Ford declined to second-guess Bush’s decision not to meet with Sheehan concerning the war in which her son Casey had lost his life.
Addressing the annual awards banquet of the University of Memphis Law School Alumni, Ford expressed his initial support of the war effort this way: "I support this war in Iraq. I supported it from the very beginning for one reason. Saddam Hussein was a bad guy. Now, there are those who criticize and quarrel with this, and make the point over and over again that perhaps we shouldn’t have done it the way we've done it, and I would agree. But I wouldn’t blame the president, or anybody else for that matter, from waking up on September 12th and wondering aloud what would happen if Saddam Hussein and bin Laden married.
"It would be very easy for us to sit back in the comfort of our own homes and say, Well, one is secular and one is religious and they won't . It would be very easy for us to think that 9/11 wouldn’t happen, but it did."
Bush's "instinct" had been right, said Ford, who has visited Iraq three times in the last two years and plans a fourth visit, but there is "a lot of room for change" in how the president pursues operations in Iraq. "I love my president. I love him personally," Ford said. "But he's just wrong. – wrong for not being willing to admit that we've made some mistakes....It was right to take him [Saddam] down but wrong to think that we can't right this course."
African-Americans overwhelming oppose this war. Ford does himself no favors with his stand.
" I love my President". Does he shine his shoes as well. Does Bush pat him on the head?
Ford may be high yella, but he ain't white.
Which is the ONLY way he becomes Senator from Tennessee and then President.
And his uncle is a crook as well? Shit.
I have a better chance of taking Bill "Dobson's Bitch" Frist's job.
posted by Steve @ 7:38:00 PM