There has been a lot of change in positions on Iraq in the past few weeks. Even the President now accepts the concept of a "time horizon" in Iraq. Noticeably silent in this debate is that great champion of ceremony and study, Frank Wolf.
For months in 2006 (during his last challenge by Judy), Frank Wolf positioned himself as an expert on the Middle East and a champion of a solution there through the Iraq Study Group. Predictably, that path to a solution was cut off by Republican obstructionism. In 2008 reality has caught up with his rhetoric, and all parties agree it's time to plan an exit for America. And remarkably Frank Wolf has been silent and invisible on the issue on which he staked such a claim to leadership in 2006.
The voters of the 10th District deserve to know where Frank Wolf stands on the issue of withdrawal from Iraq today, in 2008. Does he stand with the American people who overwhelmingly want a withdrawal timeline in line with the vision of leaders like Sen. Obama and Judy Feder, or does he want an unending occupation, like Sen. McCain?
Unfortunately, Congressman Wolf's office is refusing to take phone calls on these questions, and will only accept faxed inquiries. So send your Congressman a fax at 202-225-0437, and ask him whether he supports a timeline for withdrawal by 2010, or whether he stands with Sen. McCain, and an Iraq commitment without close?