If you take a look at either the post above or the post below, you get a sense of what we're facing in the Long War.
Fortunately, your senator isn't bothered by any of this. The Muslims are having a simple disagreement. We have no vested interest in this squabble. Our senator doesn't see or care about the dangers of Islam. This, from his Press Release of this date:
“America’s patience in Iraq is exhausted and it is time for Iraq to govern and stabilize its own country. They will have our support, but we should not referee their civil war. We have the most advanced military in history and we need it taking down terror cells that want to bring harm to our country.”
And so Gordo goes to Iraq to meet the troops with his message of Liberation.
"This will be Senator Smith’s third trip to Iraq. He will lead a Congressional Delegation that includes U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA). The trip will include meetings with U.S. diplomatic and military leaders and Oregon troops. He will also travel to Jordan to take part in World Economic Forum discussions about regional security with the foreign ministers of Iraq and Iran. "
I just don't believe the senator has the spine to have a conversation with the foreign minister of Iran. I don't want him anywhere near anyone of any importance. I just want him to come home to Oregon and keep his mouth shut.