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Dick Armey takes aim at GOP, war in Iraq
|Last Edited||RP Feb 05, 2007 08:18pm|
|News Date||Monday, February 5, 2007 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description|| Armey, who is also a senior lobbyist for the law firm of DLA Piper, has been openly critical in blaming Republicans for self-inflicted mistakes that he said led to the Democrats' takeover of Congress in the 2006 elections. In an interview with McClatchy Newspapers, he offered a gloves-off view on an array of topics, from President Bush to former colleague Tom DeLay. |
Q: You voted for the resolution to go to war.
A: I did, and I'm not happy about it. The resolution was a resolution that authorized the president to take that action if he deemed it necessary. Had I been more true to myself and the principles I believed in at the time, I would have openly opposed the whole adventure vocally and aggressively. I had a tough time reconciling doing that against the duties of majority leader in the House. I would have served myself and my party and my country better, though, had I done so.