Dana Rohrabacher Slams Republican Presidential Candidates On Iraq

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Rohrabacher: Mr. Inconsistency
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher swears that he traded pot for booze in recent years, but still is able to conjure up doozy Twitter posts.

For example, the Costa Mesa Republican wrote to one critic on Oct. 4, "Mirror, mirror on the floor. You're all cracked up."

Yet, not all of Rohrabacher's musings are bizarre. This weekend he broke again with many members of his political party to champion President Barack Obama's decision to remove all U.S. combat soldiers from Iraq by the end of the year. Of course, he couldn't bring himself to credit Obama or even mention his name.

But the congressman did Tweet that, "If we're going to get out of Iraq, the sooner the better."

And then he added, "I don't understand some of my GOP colleagues & presidential candidates."

Why?

"Rule of warfare: When you hit someone, never hit softly; when you leave a fight, be quick about it," he Tweeted.

Of course, you can't count on consistency from Rohrabacher, a hawk nowadays but a man who couldn't bring himself to fight in Vietnam when he was eligible.

Take Obama's success in Libya: Rohrabacher boldly Tweeted in June that the president should abandon efforts to help anti-Moammar Gadhafi freedom fighters unless they agreed to pay all related U.S. military costs.  

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Funny, Rohrabacher didn't espouse that condition when Ronald Reagan, his hero, was president and spending a fortune in taxpayer dollars to fund pro-American rebels around the globe.

Yo, Dana, are you asking pro-democracy forces in China to pay for your prized, expensive U.S. efforts to destabilize that communist regime?

I didn't think so.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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