Fourth District Congressman Ike Skelton and Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt are quoted in an article from today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
"This is not the war on terror. This is an Iraqi war, which is separate and distinct from the war on terror, and people ought to understand that," said Skelton. "The only solution is for the Iraqis to take responsibility for their own security."
Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the No. 2 GOP House leader, says he plans to do everything he can to rebuff the antiwar effort, which he says is meant to mask the fact that Democrats "are not able to come up with a strategy" for victory, and so instead are focused on criticizing and hamstringing the president. "As Republican whip I can tell you we're more united on this issue than anything in quite a while," Blunt said. "It's easy to throw cheap shots from the cheap seats," Blunt added.