Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) warned against an "arbitrary" focus on the use of chemical weapons in Syria as motivation for a military attack on the nation.
Issa said such a focus would seem to legitimize attacks by a government on its own people using conventional weapons.
"Tens of thousands have been killed by the Assad regime in this brutal conflict -- relatively few by chemical weapons. A military response that places an arbitrary focus on such weapons will do little to protect civilians and sends a deeply misguided signal that totalitarian regimes should only use conventional weapons to carry out mass murder," he said in a statement issued Monday.
I mean, seriously, Darrell Issa seems to be so cautious about Syria with regards to any airstrikes in Syria yet he wasn't cautious at all with regards to the Iraq War years ago:
Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)Yeah, seriously, what was Issa thinking when he voted No on mandatory troop rest period between deployments to Iraq?
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Voted Yea (Passage) - HR 3087 - Requiring Reports from the Defense Department to Congress Regarding Withdrawal from Iraq
Voted Nay (Passage) - HR 2956 - Redeployment from Iraq Act
Voted Yea (Passage) - H Res 557 - War in Iraq Anniversary Resolution
Voted Nay (Amendment Vote) - H Amdt 672 - Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" After Military Review and Certification
Voted Nay (Passage) - HR 3159 - Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq
*head bangs on the table* I just don't understand this Issa man.
If you can't stand to hear more of Darrell Issa's antics, keep the San Diego County Democratic Party busy since they're the most local and active Democratic Party nearby Darrell Issa's area of residence (not to mention his local office).
Make sure you mark down this information and pass it on to others for firing up the base in California's 49th Congressional District if you want to target Issa for re-election and get voter registration drives going. If you can find someone in the CA-49 who can run against Issa in 2014, the more the merrier:
San Diego County Democratic Party Website: http://www.sddemocrats.org/
Address: 8340 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Suite 10 San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: (858) 277-3367
Fax: (858) 571-0275
Contact Form: http://www.sddemocrats.org/...
Oh and don't forget, the DCCC could use some action as well: (202) 863-1500