Thursday, September 13, 2007

Boehner: A small price

Here is what House Minority Leader John Boehner said to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the sacrifices of U.S. casualties in Iraq. From YouTube:

And here is the transcript:

BLITZER: How much longer will U.S. taxpayers have to shell out $2 billion a week or $3 billion a week as some now are suggesting the cost is going to endure? The loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month, how much longer do you think this commitment, this military commitment is going to require?

BOEHNER: I think General Petraeus outlined it pretty clearly. We’re making success. We need to firm up those successes. We need to continue our effort here because, Wolf, long term, the investment that we’re making today will be a small price if we’re able to stop al Qaeda here, if we’re able to stabilize the Middle East, it’s not only going to be a small price for the near future, but think about the future for our kids and their kids.

So I guess Boehner considers 3776 American dead and 27,186 wounded a small price to pay for this disastrous war? What does Boehner consider as a big price to pay for this war--37,760 American dead? 377,600 American dead? When is it time to say enough--the cost is too high! It is time to get out?

When is it Mr. Boehner?

Hat tip to Carpetbagger Report.

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