He went to Iraq and came back to the oddest firestorm of non-sensical ranting conservatives I've ever encountered on the internet in Wisconsin!
Here's the article from the Appleton Post Crescent. The comments follow including mine posted below...
I went to DC in June and although unable to get an appointment with the congressman was greeted by he and his staff with concern and interest and even though we agreed on somethings and agreed to disagree on a few other things, I left there knowing that Green Bay is just an amazing place to have elected a person that cool to be their representative.
I highly recommend a visit to his office if you happen to be in DC.
My congressman (Sensenbrenner) won't even give me the courtesy of speaking to a staffer because he doesn't even want his staffers talking to "liberals" in his district. Google my blog for his name and read about the ugly stories from past attempts to talk to my congressman.
It's so refreshing to have Dr. Kagen representing us (can I pretend to live in GB next time I go to DC instead of the 5th where my congressman is a national laughing stock...lol?).
That's it by the way (my point). Steve's just totally cool and we need more cool people in Washington.
My posts on the Appleton Post Crescent site:
I always find it funny when people talk in short meaningless phrases... For ex, "the surge worked". Of course it did! No one said that putting 30,000 more U.S. troops (and who knows how many more mercenaries) on the ground at billions in taxpayer expense wouldn't create some level of stability. We do have the best military in the world, it better have worked to some extent!
That argument is just too simplistic & it takes a sophisticated thinker like Kagen to get the intricacies of the problems on the ground and thankfully he has the insight to go there and find out those intricacies for himself... We are privileged to have such a great man representing WI in our Congress! Of course he's worried about the troops! Who isn't! In fact to say he's not is such a nasty inhumane thing to say that I wonder if the writer cares about the troops... Troops are human beings Americans, Wisconsinites who have volunteered to go to this country and to dismiss any American's concern for them is inhumane and disrespectful to the troops themselves...
We are privileged to have such a great man representing WI in our Congress! Of course he's worried about the troops! Who isn't! In fact to say he's not is such a nasty inhumane thing to say that I wonder if the writer cares about the troops... Troops are human beings Americans, Wisconsinites who have volunteered to go to this country and to dismiss any American's concern for them is inhumane and disrespectful to the troops themselves...
The Iraqi's have fought our presence from the start and now even our puppet government there has asked us politely to leave... What more do we need to be told! This is not a win or lose situation. No diplomatic or war mission for that matter is as simple as win or lose. The political situation is tenuous as best and the instability in the perceived stability is in the battle over final control of the oil fields. Until that is resolved, it's like putting a bandaid on a machete slice, unfortunately McCain's strategy put 30000 bandaids into Iraq and missed the gaping wound.
Trying to make it as simple as a the final score of a baseball game means you missed the no-hitter!