It's been interpreted as one of (Bush) coming to Ohio to try and pressure me to support 550 (billion-dollar tax cut) when he knows that I'm locked in at 350 (billion dollars), ... I think the timing of it made it look bad, in terms of his trying to put some pressure on me. I don't believe that's what he had in mind, but it certainly has been interpreted that way in our state.
The time has come, Mr. President, where NATO needs to get off its high horse, restrain its ego and instead of trying to save face over a major foreign policy blunder, start thinking about saving lives. It is time to stop the bombing and put everyone's effort into finding a diplomatic solution that will quickly result in removal of ... Serbian troops in Kosovo.
I am very disappointed that the commission failed to take into account the amount of information that we provided them and the quality, experience and expertise of the Air National Guard personnel who have served our country in Ohio and in many combat operations. They have flown thousands of C-130 combat hours for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and have received hundreds of Air Medals. They are truly American heroes, and the commission made the wrong decision.