Thursday, February 15, 2007

Tell John Warner & Tom Davis to support the President

If you disagree with Senator John Warner and Representative Tom Davis, and if you are unhappy with their betrayal of President Bush, please contact them!

Senator John Warner's website

Washington Office
Address:225 Russell BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510
Telephone:(202) 224-2023(202) 224-6295 FAX
Office Hours:Monday-Friday9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.

Midlothian District Office
Address:5309 Commonwealth Centre ParkwayMidlothian, Virginia 23112
Telephone:(804) 739-0247(804) 739-3478 FAX
Office Hours:Monday-Friday9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Roanoke District Office
Address:1003 First Union Bank Building213 South Jefferson StreetRoanoke, Virginia 24011
Telephone:(540) 857-2676(540) 857-2800 FAX
Office Hours:Monday-Friday9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Abingdon District Office
Address:235 Federal Building180 West Main StreetP.O. Box 887Abingdon, Virginia 24210
Telephone:(276) 628-8158(276) 628-1036 FAX
Office Hours:Monday-Friday9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Norfolk District Office
Address:4900 World Trade CenterNorfolk, Virginia 23510
Telephone:(757) 441-3079(757) 441-6250 FAX
Office Hours:Monday-Friday9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Representative Tom Davis website

U.S. House of Representatives
2348 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4611
Phone: (202) 225-1492Fax: (202) 225-3071

Tom Davis' Statement on Iraq Surge Resolution
February 14, 2007

Mister Speaker: In this debate, our first care should be for the safety and morale of the men and women serving in the American armed forces. Whatever the way forward, nothing said here should be heard by friend or foe as disrespect for the work and sacrifice of those who willingly fight our battles in a dangerous world.

It took U.S. and Coalition forces less than three weeks to topple a brutal Iraqi regime that had held an iron grip on power for almost thirty years. Since then, they've battled a growing insurgency and rampant sectarian violence with professionalism and bravery. Of all the instruments of national power we could and should be discussing today -- diplomacy, economic policy, intelligence and warfare -- our military is the only one that has performed predictably, consistently, and well.

Still, knowing what we know today, after almost four years of attempted nation-building on the shifting sands of Iraq, the plan to put twenty-one thousand more Americans in harm's way there has to be viewed with a cold-eyed skepticism born of that hard experience. Putting American troops between feuding Sunni and Shia in the middle of Baghdad is a mistake. This is the appropriate place for Iraqis, not Americans.

The Iraq Study Group concluded that, "Sustained increases in U.S. troop levels would not solve the fundamental cause of violence in Iraq, which is the absence of national reconciliation." They quoted a U.S. general who said if the Iraqi government does not make political progress, "all the troops in the world will not provide security." I agree.

Like many Members, Republicans and Democrats, I voted for the resolution authorizing President Bush to use force in Iraq, just as I supported President Clinton's decision to take military action against the former Yugoslavia. Four years ago, we were trying to persuade Saddam Hussein to comply with United Nations resolutions on disarmament and weapons inspections. Only a credible threat of force could possibly convince him it was finally in his interest to respect the lawful demands of the international community.

Read the rest of his statement here.

1 comment:

CR UVa said...

I wasted no time in contacting all my representatives. Unfortunately, that means it is John Warner, James Webb, and Jim Moran. Sigh, I doubt I'll be getting a favorable response from them.