Senator Dayton’s homily on Iraq

Tomorrow’s Star Tribune reports on the press conference held by Minnesota Senator Mark Dayton with local Twin Cities reporters during his visit to Iraq: “Visiting Iraq, Dayton stands by anti-war vote.” Those of you who remember Senator Dayton’s anti-war homily on the Bhagavad Gita in the St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis will find his postwar reflections from Iraq familiar. Those looking for new challenges in understanding the senator can chew over this observation: “The contrast between these oil fields, which are just 15 minutes away, and the total poverty of the people living in that region, was just unbelievable. They’re now waiting up to nine hours in line to get gasoline for their vehicles, which is pretty absurd when you have all of this oil 15 minutes away.”

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