A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Thursday, August 04, 2005

"The Justice of Paul Hackett's Defeat"

Great post from Daisy Cutter about Paul Hackett. Here is a snippet, but read the whole thing:

It has been a strange week filled with grief and irony. In the same week when 20 Marines from Ohio were killed in Iraq, a Marine major -- Paul Hackett -- became the first Iraq War vet to run for Congress in Ohio's 2nd congressional district ... and lose.

Hackett disagrees with the war that took the lives of the Ohio Marines this week.

Yet, he volunteered to serve in Iraq. Furthermore, in his campaign, he said that he supported the President's refusal to set a withdrawal date for American troops. And he also supported completion of the mission in Iraq. He was just against the war in the first place.