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  •  The diarist doesn't know Jersey politics or (1+ / 0-)
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    Jersey politicians, or else the name Rob Andrews wouldn't have appeared in the preliminary list of people whom we could replace him (Menendez) with.

    REP. ANDREWS JOINS WITH PRESIDENT  DURING SIGNING OF IRAQ RESOLUTION

    October 16, 2002

    Today, President Bush signed into law, the resolution passed by both Houses of Congress which authorizes the President to use military force against Iraq if needed.  I joined with Leaders from both House of Congress and both parties to join with the President during this historic bill signing.  Today's event sends a clear message to the world that the United States will not stand by and allow states to actively seek weapons of mass destruction and work to proliferate terror.  I am proud to have worked with the President to accomplish this goal and I am confident that our country and the world will be better because of this.

    I am hopeful that the use of military force will not be required and that Saddam Hussein will choose to comply with the U.N. mandated demands to dispose of all weapons of mass destruction.  However, I am realistic and know that the Iraqi leader will likely fail to comply with this directive.  As such, the U.S. and an international coalition stands ready to act to force Hussein to comply.  

    Recent events demonstrate that we cannot turn our backs to terrorism.  The government of Indonesia  learned that horrible lesson this past weekend and unfortunately, approximately 200 innocent civilians perished.  We must be united and proactive in our global war against terror to ensure that no state offers safe harbor to these terror groups.

    (Emphasis is mine)

    Menendez, on the other hand...

    As a Representative in the House Menendez voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

    Sen. Robert Menendez voted AGAINST the confirmation Bush appointee Michael Mukasey as Attorney General of the U.S. on Nov. 8, 2007. Six Democrats and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) joined most Republicans in the 53-40 vote confirming Mukasey. No Republicans voted against him. [1] Mukasey's nomination was surrounded by controversy after he called waterboarding "repugnant" but refused to say whether it was illegal under anti-torture laws.

    First it was Joe the Plumber, now it's Rick the Ranter, or as I like to say: Plumber Joe, Ranter Rick.

    by gooderservice on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 09:29:39 AM PST

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