Russ Carnahan was interviewed recently on the Jaco Report. I really liked the interview, particularly because Carnahan was honest about questions like "was this essentially blackmail?" rather than trying to spin it. I also appreciate the fact that he's taking steps to change the conversation about Afghanistan at a time when other politicians don't want to look at it with clear eyes. After the last elections, it would have been easy for Representative Carnahan to try to turn into a "blue dog" and spout right-wing rhetoric. However, he clearly understands that his future in politics depends on being true to his principles, and I commend him for that.
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