ROCKFORD - David Hale, who is challenging Congressman Adam Kinzinger in the March 18th primary, responded to the congressman's recent U.S. House floor speech (HERE), and is expressing concern that the 16th CD's representative may be changing focus from his district's main concerns to controversial stands on international issues.
"My opponent decries Al Qaeda on the one hand, but then supports their terminal efforts on the other through the former SFA. Rhamadi and Fallujah are overrun by Al Qaeda. They are in Western Iraq. What else is on the western border of Iraq? Syria," Hale said in a statement sent to his supporters this week. "It's exactly where the Obama administration is sending arms and support."
"It's the exact place where Kinzinger also supports arms shipments," Hale said. "He wants to go in an bomb Syria. Bombing Syria will leave us with a terror state in Syria worse than the one that exists there now with Assad."
Wouldn't it be fitting if our foreign policy wonks and war hawk in Congress developed a policy that would outsmart our enemies instead of one that makes us look like a cavemen with a stone clubs, Hale asks.
"Diplospeak and politico-campaign-doubletalk have no place in dealing with deadly threats from overseas," he said.
The rest of Hales comments are HERE