Meeting With Ron Kind, Monday February 19th
Ron Kind met with constituents opposed
to the Iraq War at a meeting in La Crosse Monday February 19.
Organized by Mike Brandt, Arena, the twelve participants included
mostly veterans and people with children and grandchildren in Iraq.
Marion Lang and Jody Slocum, Red Cedar Peace Initiative (Menomonie)
attended and compiled these notes.
Kind Meeting Notes February 19, 2007
As you know, Ron Kind voted against
“the surge,” against escalation of the war in Iraq. It was a
non-binding motion. His statement in the debate is full of good
thoughts about the need for change.
However, at a meeting in La Crosse,
held February 19th , when repeatedly asked to state a
definitive action he would take, Kind was unable to offer any vision
or direction. It was a familiar scenario --Kind agreeing with about
every word that was said and then having no plan of action to match.