Just two weeks before the Nov. 7 elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress, the White House tried to calm political anxieties about deteriorating security in Iraq. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling on President Bush to change his war plan.
"We're on the verge of chaos, and the current plan is not working," Sen. Lindsey
Graham, R-S.C., said in an Associated Press interview. U.S. and Iraqi officials should be held accountable for the lack of progress, said Graham, a Republican
who is a frequent critic of the administration's policies.
Asked who in particular should be held accountable _ Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, perhaps, or the generals leading the war _ Graham said: "All of them. It's their job to come up with a game plan" to end the violence
Comment: One has to ask why this man would say something like the statement above two weeks before an off year election that has become very bitter and contentious. No matter what side of the war issue you are on, this statement by Graham is one of the many examples of a Senator that is centered on himself rather than his state and for that matter his party.
People of South Carolina; would your State legislators elect this guy to the Senate if the 17th Amendment was repealed?