Thursday, May 26, 2005

Seeing the Light (Updated)

Walter Jones was a staunch supporter of the Iraq war. He is the man who came up with the "Freedom Fries" idea. More recently he has come to the conclusion that he, and the American people, were sold a false bill of goods.


It was a culinary rebuke that echoed around the world, heightening the sense of tension between Washington and Paris in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. But now the US politician who led the campaign to change the name of french fries to "freedom fries" has turned against the war.

Walter Jones, the Republican congressman for North Carolina who was also the brains behind french toast becoming freedom toast in Capitol Hill restaurants, told a local newspaper the US went to war "with no justification".

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Now Mr Jones appears to agree. Asked by a reporter for the North Carolina News and Observer about the name-change campaign - an idea Mr Jones said at the time came to him by a combination of God's hand and a constituent's request - he replied: "I wish it had never happened."

Although he voted for the war, he has since become one of its most vociferous opponents on Capitol Hill, where the hallway outside his office is lined with photographs of the "faces of the fallen".

"If we were given misinformation intentionally by people in this administration, to commit the authority to send boys, and in some instances girls, to go into Iraq, that is wrong," he told the newspaper. "Congress must be told the truth."


Better late than never. You should send an e-mail to Rep. Jones thanking him for seeing the light. (UPDATE: use BELHAVEN and 27810 as city and zip code.)

It will be interesting to see if a "well financed candidate" decides to make a run for his seat.

I also note that I had to read about this in the English press.

Link.

UPDATE:

I forgot that Walter Jones was the congressman who, along with Wes Clark, asked Richard Perle some touch questions at the Armed Services Committee. This was reported on by GIR I here.

A link to the audio of the exchange is provided along with the times of the key exchanges. Very interesting.

Hat Tip: Truthseeker.

24 Comments:

Blogger truthseeker said...

You can hear JINSA/PNAC Zionist (war for Israel) extremist operative Richard Perle lie to Congressman Walter Jones (at one hour and fourteen minutes into the Armed Services Committee hearing via the link at the following URL):

Richard Perle Lies to Congressman Walter Jones about 'A Clean Break'/war for Israel

5/26/2005 05:53:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

JINSA Zionist Operative Bolton was after war with Syria (for Israel, of course!)

5/26/2005 06:13:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Forecast for Iraq

5/26/2005 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger PeterAngelo said...

see:"Bin Laden is Moses Reborn" at ariannaonline.com

5/26/2005 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Bush Acted Illegally in Push for Iraq war

5/27/2005 01:14:00 AM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Karen Kwiatkowski Interview

5/27/2005 02:20:00 AM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Israeli Origins of Bush II's Iraq War

5/27/2005 04:21:00 AM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

JINSA Israel firsters: IRAQ DOWN, IRAN (and Syria) STILL TO GO (for Israel, of course!)

5/27/2005 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The vast majority of Americans are almost completely ignorant of Middle East affairs, in particular of the Israeli-Palestinain conflict. Of those who do possess some knowledge of this Conflict, I would venture to say that most have been fed (and believe)the standard Zionist lies--due to time and space constraints, I will not discuss these matters. Zionist control of our Middle East policy and our media is almost complete--and it is having the desired affect. AIPAC keeps our Congress in line on anything regarding Israel, and any Congressman/woman stepping out of line will feel the wrath of Jewish Power. Not only have Americans been dumbed down, they are currently being bombarded with trash TV programming ("reality shows", Sex In the City, Desperate Housewives, etc.). I have much more to say, but, again, time constraints...

5/27/2005 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5-27-05 10 am cst

I just called Mr. Jones's office and congratulated him on his new stance regarding the war.

I was totally disgusted by his 'FREEDOM FRIES' campaign knowing what I knew about the liars in the Bush cabal regartding Iraq.

But at least he is honest enough to know that he was wrong because he was lied to!

We need more honest ones like him in congress!!!

Ernest Cann
St. Louis, MO

5/27/2005 08:07:00 AM  
Blogger patrick said...

As per J.K. Galbraith, the big members of the criminal class view their fellow human beings as a, "Superior form of livestock," and that is why they think that they have the right to slaughter the more simple members of the herd.

The ghouls Perle and his Zombie neocon-cannibal band laugh at how stupid the ordinary Anerican really is, and the American "hero" is merely more food for the neocans. The Sheenies rob us and think that it is, "like taking candy from a baby." This is why they are always smirking, it is truly a joke what this old Crown cannibal colony has finally become.

Here is an example of what they say to one another when we are not around; "Let the mopes do the fighting, we'll do the fucking."

So much for the American heros that are dying daily for this band of genocidal cannibal predators who are known for their predeliction of, "Huckstering on other peoples blood."

5/27/2005 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He owes France an apology.

5/27/2005 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading this article… and aside from the trite statement of the obviouse, it made me wonder why, suddenly, would one go and publicly declare ones self an idiot? It is akin to Zhirinovsky getting up in the middle of a session and declaring, “I am a clown”; none would flinch…! It wouldn’t even be funny.
Hence for me this is about vindication. After all, to say that someone “miscalculated” with the occupation would mean the situation in Iraq is somehow other than that what is expected. Um…, McFly!- to the American public that is…
The “Bushies & Co.” perfectly knew what was going to happen and everything has gone according to plan. The historic, human, and other casualties are irrelevant at best and are mostly welcome. At face value, a statement like this in politics is like telling a cop that you have an open bottle in the trunk. However admitting a mistake makes collusion not an option. Well I’d be a monkey’s uncle!

5/27/2005 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waking up to a serious situation (even in the course of ones back-peddling) is hardly a new situation when involving Congress.

This Individual was pursuant to his beliefs but failed to utilize factual information to support his viewpoint.

I can however state that the fact that this individual managed to overcome his opposition to the idea that we may be wrong in having pursued the course of action taken which indicates that he cold either have come to a realization or instead be a "deflection" of some form or another.

I am glad to see an individual (personally) be "adult" enough to remain flexible in their decision making and political processing abilities and not become forever trapped in a spiraling downwardly plunge into the abyss of denial and half truths as most congress (if not all) are today.

5/27/2005 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Lynn Woolsey Amendment to bring US troops home from Iraq

5/27/2005 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I share a list of questions. Many of which I have had on my own before finding this URL link.

http://www.septembereleventh.org/newsarchive/2005-05-22-571pglie.php

5/28/2005 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous r said...

In answer to the poster who asked why an idiot (Jones) would go public with his idioticy...

Jones is not a bad person but a holy roller misguided christian and somewhat lazy fellow who has never done anything but keep a low profile and go along to get along so he can keep his seat. One of two things has happened; he realizes his district is not happy, or he truely did have an awakening.

However, as much as it gags me,I am going to write him a letter thanking him and including a few suggestions for going forward, and send it to his home in Farmville NC so I can be sure he will read it and not just one of his staffers.

5/28/2005 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon it was just a joke. Hey,were American's, were a very funny people! hee, hee, yaaah! Freedom fries, Saddam salad it's all good. Wait, here's one. Why is an Iraqi child's head like a donut? They both have holes in them. Ha,haaa. Where's your sense of humor!? Let the good times roll baby!! George Duhya Busch.

5/28/2005 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush and the Congress are traitors.
Congress alone is delegated the power to declare war. Iraq did not attack America. Bush took America to war unconstitutionally and the Congress became complicit in his treason.

6/06/2005 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

After the Downing Street Memo: Case for Impeachment Builds

6/07/2005 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger RHEMA said...

http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/2408783p-8786693c.html

You didn't have to read it in an english paper.

6/10/2005 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

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6/14/2005 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Congressman Walter Jones turns against Iraq war

6/14/2005 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Republican Congressman Walter 'Freedom Fries' Jones turns against Iraq quagmire

8/28/2005 03:08:00 PM  

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