Friday, September 09, 2011

Remember "freedom fries" Jones!!

On this 10th anniversary of we should be dwelling more on what was done 'In Our Names' this past decade, especially as most of those who lost their lives, having met some family members of but read and listened to many more over these years, would not have wanted done 'In Their Names'!

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones: 'Diversion into Iraq should never have happened'

A flag containing the names of those killed in the terrorist attack in on display inside the 9/11 chapel at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. | Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT

September 9, 2011 - The TV in his office was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, but the sound was off, and U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and his staff didn't hear at first what was being said about the World Trade Center tower that was shown burning.

When they turned it up so they could hear, they couldn't understand.

Later, they understood, but they could not believe.

"For me personally, there's almost still the disbelief that it ever happened," Jones says.

It did, of course, and everywhere Jones turns he is reminded of it. There are guards at the parking lot of his apartment complex in Washington, guards where he parks when he comes to work at the Rayburn House Office Building, guards at the building's entrance.

Sometimes, the guards at the apartment building take bomb-sniffing dogs into the parking lot. On his own car, Jones refrains from using a congressional license plate to avoid making himself a target.

Where Jones used to be able to wave through visitors he was taking to lunch at the Capitol Building, they now have to wait in line for a security check.

He rarely flies anymore when he goes home to Farmville; with all the airport safety precautions, it's easier to make the five-hour drive.


Jones supported sending troops to Afghanistan in 2001, and the next year, he voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq based on the Bush administration's claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was "a grave threat to the region, the world and the United States."

Initially, Jones was such a strong supporter of the U.S. action in Iraq that he joined fellow Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio to have french fries in the cafeteria renamed "freedom fries" as a snub to the French government, which opposed the invasion of Iraq.

Jones now believes he and other lawmakers were misled. read more>>>

The trouble with Jones is he still remains a rubber stamp for most actions, obstruction, of the tepub. leadership wants, and not following what a Republican Ideology once was, lost some three decades plus back!

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