Friday, April 5, 2013

Walter Jones: I Need Your Feedback!



Jones starts book project on Iraq War

In June 2005, Congressman Walter B. Jones publicly changed his position on the Iraq War, which he had approved via resolution on the House floor less than three years earlier.
Now the Republican from Farmville, whose district includes this county, is working on a book detailing his journey since the war began brewing, including his vote and the backlash he faced from his Republican constituents when he sided with Democrats on a timetable for its conclusion.

The book project, like others undertaken by Rep. Jones, could be an act of penance for voting in favor of the war in October 2002.

The congressman said his heart told him to vote against the resolution to go to war. He even told his chief of staff, Glenn Downs, prior to the vote that he didn’t believe the war was justified. Nor did he believe Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq, was responsible for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, or had weapons of mass destruction.

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