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Stark's Iraq Comments Set Off GOP Lawmakers
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A day after successfully sustaining President Bush's veto of a bill to provide health insurance to 10 million children, Congressional Republicans remained in an uproar over comments made by Representative Pete Stark, Democrat of California, who accused the Republicans, in a speech on the House floor, of sending American soldiers "to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."
But as Republicans on Capitol Hill fumed, the White House was coldly dismissive of Mr. Stark, 75, who is in his 18th term. "I see no reason to dignify those comments with a remark," said Tony Fratto, the deputy White House press secretary.
On Thursday, Republicans immediately demanded an apology from Mr. Stark. "Our troops in Iraq are fighting against Al Qaeda and other radical jihadists hell-bent on killing the people we are sent here to represent," Representative John Boehner of Ohio, the Republican leader, said in a statement. "Congressman Stark should retract his statement and apologize to the House, our commander-in-chief, and the families of our soldiers and commanders fighting terror overseas. "
Representative Roy Blunt of Missouri, the Republican whip, issued a similar statement. "Pete Stark's statements on the House floor this afternoon crossed all lines of decency and decorum," Mr. Blunt said. "As a member of Congress, he should be ashamed. But as a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee - and the current chairman of its Health subcommittee - the Democratic leadership ought to be ashamed a
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Should Congressman Stark retract his statement and apologize?
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