Wednesday, July 18, 2007

All Night Session...Maria Cantwell (D-Washington)

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington)

Maria Cantwell served in the US House of Representatives from suburban Seattle from 1993-1995 before being defeated in the Republican Revolution. Cantwell made a comeback, narrowly defeating incumbent Senator Slade Gorton (R-Washington) in 2000 and was reelected in 2006 by a nearly 20 point margin.

This vote is about where each Senator stands

We decided to change the mission in 2006, what happened?

Bought into those benchmarks, I've been disappointed by the Iraqi government.

Distrubtion of oil wealth is a major problem that's gone unresolved.

Administration has pushed for the privitization of the Iraqi oil wealth to help oil companies.

"We have to make it clear to the Iraqis that we do not intent to stay in Iraq for their oil"

The United States have been successful in helping weak ethnic violence-plagued governments before (i.e. Bosnia)

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