Rep. John Larson (D, CT-1)
Rep. Joe Courtney (D, CT-2)
“The rally, organized by Connecticut Opposes the War, a single-issue coalition of political, religious, community and labor organizations, focused on two themes: the Iraq war’s continuing cost in lives, money and American ideals and the need for the new Congress to say no more, particularly to Bush’s recently announced plan to send about 20,000 more troops to Iraq. … ‘What we need to do is escalate diplomacy in the [Mideast] region,’ Larson told the crowd.” [Link]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D, CT-3)
“U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., who won his first term by defeating Republican Rob Simmons in November, criticized the president’s plan and said adding more troops is not the answer to stopping the sectarian violence.” [Link]
Rep. Christopher Shays (R, CT-4)
“I have opposed this war from the outset, and I have cosponsored legislation opposing an escalation of the Iraq war.” [Link]
Rep. Christopher Murphy (D, CT-5)
U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays said yesterday it would be a ‘huge mistake’ to send more American troops to Iraq if that country’s government ‘doesn’t do the heavy lifting it has to do.’ [Link]
No opinion given YET!Sen. Chris Dodd (D, CT)
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I, CT)
“I believe it will be a mistake for us at this juncture to be adding more troops. … I don’t see any mission associated with this. It sounds to me like a tactic in search of a strategy.” [Link]
Interesting that the primary sore loser stands out like sore thumb...
“I applaud the President for rejecting the fatalism of failure and pursuing a new course to achieve success in Iraq.”...“Tonight, the President did not take the easy path, but he took the correct and courageous course.” [Link]
We need to get an official response from Chris Murphy on this!