Sorry, couldn't think of a better headline and I did put a comma in there. Anyway, Sen. Dick Lugar took to the Senate floor and acted like, well, the old Dick Lugar. He took the Bush Iraq policy to task, and he called on the President to
“to downsize the U.S. military’s role in Iraq and place much more emphasis on diplomatic and economic options.”
Where has Dick Lugar been? He's long been considered one of the more reasoned and smart Republicans, especially on foreign policy, but for the past seven years he's been part of the "blank check for Bush" crowd. It's nice to see that he's regained his form, it's just too bad it took seven years and a continuing abject disaster for him to find his old voice.
Cliff Note: Sadly, Lugar has been in the same place as John Warner, Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe and other old-guard, moderate-conservatives in the GOP. Going along to get along. Or in the cases of Pete Domenici and Ted Stevens, adapting to the criminal behavior of the new GOP quite well.