Friday, January 26, 2007

Blumenauer gets specific on Iraq

Standing in stark contrast to the vague prattlings of Oregon's junior senator, Congressman Earl Blumenauer has come up with an expressly specific plan for Iraq.

Blumenauer's “New Direction for Iraq Act of 2007” contains specific directives for the President, including the nullification of contracts with companies that have not met the terms of their Iraq reconstruction contract as well as the recovery of lost funds. The Act also prohibits the escalation of the Iraq War without Congressional approval as well as permanent bases.

And that's just the beginning.

Blumenauer's approach is a definitive step in the right direction. Its also an opportunity to bravely lay things out for the record--something that a less-courageous legislator wouldn't touch.