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congress iraqYesterday, as many members of Congress urged the Obama White House to bring the American military back into Iraq to get the USA involved in the Iraqi civil war, one member of the U.S. House of Representatives urged restraint, saying, “Today, we are less than 4 percent of the world’s population, and we have a national debt of a mind-boggling $17.6 trillion. We simply cannot keep sending megabillions to corrupt governments all over the world. We should have trade and tourism with other countries, cultural and educational exchanges, and, of course, diplomatic relations; but the people in Iraq and Afghanistan are going to have to solve most of their problems themselves. We cannot do everything for them and still do what we should do for our own country and own people.”

Without going to the Congressional Record to check, can you guess the which U.S. Representative gave this short speech?

I’ll reveal the name of this politician tomorrow.

10 thoughts on “Name That Representative”

  1. Charles Manning says:

    I take issue with the emphasis on “sending megabillions to corrupt governments all over the world.” I think we’re sending products and goods overseas, but very little money. The money goes to those selling the products and goods — largely military weaponry — and thereby profiting from our overseas adventures. The profiteers in turn buy our elections and then our elected officials to make sure the flow of dollars to our military industrial complex continues.

  2. Dave says:

    Rand Paul. No, I didn’t peek.

    Right on, Charles. Even Saddam Hussein was put into power by the U.S. and armed to the hilt with American made weaponry. We have no business being in Iraq.

  3. J Clifford says:

    Nope, it’s not Rand Paul, though I think you’re right in that Paul might say something like this, Dave. Rand Paul is a U.S. Senator. The person who made this statement was a U.S. Representative.

    1. Dave says:


  4. Charles Manning says:

    I never heard of the guy until I located the speech on the Internet. Interestingly, he’s a Republican who doesn’t advertise that fact on his web site.

  5. Jim Cook says:

    Who’s that North Carolina guy… was against war windup… tip of my tongue… Walter Jones?

  6. J Clifford says:

    Walter Jones was a big PRO-war guy as the Iraq rush began, but then saw the error of his ways, actually, and was in favor of ending the war.

    A good guess, but no. You’re in the right neck of the woods, though.

  7. J Clifford says:

    It’s… John Duncan, Republican from Tennessee. He’s very conservative, but also often anti-war.

  8. Tom says:

    Anti-war? Why that’s downright un-American!

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