Jim Ramstad, Traitorous Turncoat
Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-Minn. (NOT), sided with Democrats Wednesday in support of a resolution against President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. "The original mission of U.S. troops in Iraq was to liberate the country and turn it over to the Iraqi people," Ramstad said in a House speech. "We need to get back to that original mission."Ramstad, a moderate who often crosses party lines, said that the resolution Congress passed in 2002 authorizing force against Iraq "was never intended to provide justification for sending 21,500 more American troops into the middle of a civil war." The House is debating a nonbinding resolution expressing disapproval of Bush's plan to send the additional troops to Iraq. The resolution is expected to pass the House this week.