Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Thursday, 04.24.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6
 7  8  9  10  11  12  13
 14  15  16  17  18  19  20
 21  22  23  24  25  26  27
 28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Oct 24,2007
Congressman apologizes for Iraq remarks
by UPI

WASHINGTON -- A California congressman apologized Tuesday for saying that U.S. soldiers were going to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

U.S. Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., directed his apology at U.S. President George Bush and his family, the U.S. troops and his colleagues in Congress, the Los Angeles Times reported. His remarks came immediately after a resolution to censure him failed by a 196-173 vote. Five Democrats joined all Republicans in voting to censure.

"I hope that with this apology I will become as insignificant as I should be," Stark said.

Stark, now in his 17th term in Congress, made his inflammatory remark during debate last week on overturning Bush's veto of a bill expanding the program for children's health insurance. U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., who was in the chair at the time, cautioned Stark about his tone but refused to bar him from the debate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called his remarks "inappropriate" the next day.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

835 times read

Related news
Pelosi: Bush 'stiffed American people' by UPI posted on Apr 14,2008

Bush will talk but won't buy Iraq deadline by UPI posted on Apr 01,2007

Give surge a chance, then decide by The Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star posted on Mar 16,2007

Senate downs bipartisan Iraq policy bill by UPI posted on Jul 12,2007

Democrats: Iraq fight not over by UPI posted on May 25,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 10 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?