Iraq war called 'greatest . . . blunder' for U.S.Key word being defeated.
Ex-GOP congressman fears that the U.S. may return to isolationism
By Peter Bacque, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer
America's involvement in Iraq has become "the greatest foreign-policy blunder in our history," former Iowa Rep. Jim Leach said yesterday.
The United States needs to focus on diplomacy, not force, to resolve the crisis in the Middle East, Leach told the World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond.
Leach, a Republican, voted against authorizing the use of force in Iraq.
After 30 years in Congress, he was defeated in last year's elections. (link)
When was the last time the mainstream media turned to a Republican has-been for counseling? Especially one who had been ignominiously bounced from office by his constituents. I'll venture to guess that it occurred the last time one spoke out against George W, Bush or the war.
In the case of the ex-congressman, Jim Leach has always played the role of useful media stooge, even now in forced retirement.
Such an humiliation.