Rep. Boyda's (D-KS) New Iraq Strategy: Flee From Good News
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I thought the people of Kansas were hearty souls. Apparently not. Nancy Boyda, it seems has a hard time handling good news. Read that again please. Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS) was so upset upon hearing good news this past Friday she had to flee the area.
She was sitting in an Armed Services Committee hearing on Iraq policy listening to retired Army General Jack Keane talk about the positive news happening in Iraq -- the good news related to implementing the revised Iraq strategy. How did Nancy Boyda react? She fled the room distraught that we might actually now be winning in Iraq.
After General Keane left, Rep. Boyda chose to return and said
As many of us -- there was only so much that you could take until we in fact had to leave the room for a while. So I think I am back and maybe can articulate some things -- after so much of the frustration of having to listen to what we listened to.
She's also apparently upset that members of the miltary have said the Iraq war was the right thing to do. Her words:
Where is [Gen. Keane] and where is the rest of this military to say this is the right thing to do?
Apparently they were there telling Congress that, but Rep. Boyda couldn't handle it and fled the scene.