More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam.
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If this Nation really wants to create an effective border security policy, we need to have a debate that includes a discussion about actual solutions to our problems, which means taking all of the political grandstanding and baiting out of the equation.
We cannot shun our values as an immigrant nation. This is a wrong path. And while possibly it is a short-term political victory based on division and based on creating a wedge issue that splits people in this country, it is a long-term defeat for this Nation.
We in this Congress have a choice. The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue, as to whether our men and women will continue to fight and die in a war based on deception and fantasy, or to start bringing the troops home.
|Birth:||19th February, 1948|
Raúl M. Grijalva is the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 7th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member
of the Democratic Party. The district includes half of metro Tucson, all of Yuma and Nogales, and some peripheral parts of metro Phoenix. After the redistricting process based on the 2010 Census, much of the 7th District became the new 3rd Congressional District, which Grijalva will represent if he is re-elected in 2012.
Today's Anniversary - 8th June
- 1923 - Malcolm Boyd
- 1976 - Lindsay Davenport
- 1921 - Alexis Smith
- 1936 - Kenneth G. Wilson
- 1934 - Millicent Martin
- 1970 - Abraham Maslow
- 2007 - Stan Dale
- 2007 - Richard Rorty
- 1979 - Norman Hartnell
- 2009 - Omar Bongo
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