Idaho Republican Party Passes Antiwar Resolutions

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      Idaho GOP pressures Sen. Risch: Bring our troops home, expose Afghan war corruption, follow Constitution

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      BOISE — Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and arguably the most influential foreign policy voice in Congress, Saturday returned home to Idaho, only to find himself under growing public pressure from veterans and even his own party to end America’s ground troops presence in the Middle East.

      Initiated by a group of veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars in the heavily Republican state, whose efforts have quickly spread to other states, the Idaho Republican Party’s state central committee Saturday approved two resolutions urging Risch to support President Trump’s efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from the Middle East, hold public hearings to spotlight recent revelations of “constant lies” by U.S. government officials and corruption by military contractors in Afghanistan, and return to a doctrine of deploying U.S. troops for long-term combat duty overseas only after Congress has approved a formal declaration of war as provided by the Constitution.

      The resolutions were approved after Risch spoke to Republican committee members, expressing his strong support for President Trump’s fatal drone strike last week on Iranian terror chief Qassem Soleimani.

      “We hope Senator Risch is starting to hear us loud and clear, now that his own party has formally added its voice to ours,” Afghanistan war veteran Dan McKnight of Meridian, Id., founder of BringOurTroopsHome.US, said after the vote….

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      That’s right. Trump is a hippie peacenik who wants us out of  Obama’s endless occupations. I almost forgot.

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        It seems more of a case of veterans using Trump’s own words to push the party towards ending the endless wars than any vindication of Trump.

        A second resolution approved by Idaho Republicans urged Risch and other members of Idaho’s Congressional delegation “to support President Trump’s attempts to keep his campaign promise to Bring Our Troops Home, by advocating, supporting, and voting for legislation and resolutions that call for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East absent a Congressional declaration of war.”

        The US Senator quoted in the article is the one who’s sucking up to Trump for the recent assassination not the State Pugs.

        While none of it makes me want to be a part of the GOP it does give me hope that members of both parties have had enough of these endless wars.

        The text of the full resolution is available at the link.

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      Will the Repugs beat the Dems in a retreat

      effort? This is a very red state; thus others may follow.

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