Tancredo Changing Position On Iraq?

In the Congressional District 6 debate last night, Republican Tom Tancredo reportedly said that a timetable was needed to withdraw from Iraq.

On the Congressman’s website however, you might find a different story. Or, at least you would if the web page was still up.

“This page is currently under construction” is the only message you can read on Tancredo’s Iraq page right now, but it used to say something quite different.

From the old page:

While it may be too soon to weigh the full impact of a democratic Iraq on the surrounding area, no one can deny the progress on security issues that has been made in the Middle East. Since the liberation, Libya announced in December of 2003 that it did in fact possess weapons of mass destruction, but that it would dismantle all WMDs and allow independent investigators unconditional access to verify their dismantling. In the Cedar Revolution, the Lebanese successfully forced Syrian soldiers out of their country after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Egypt even voted to allow opposition parties to take part in the political process. It is in the interest of the United States that democracy breed more democracy

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Erin Rosa

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature.

Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state.

Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters.

She can be reached at erosa@coloradoindependent.com.

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