Senator Richard Lugar, The Rare Republican Senator

Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, may be a conservative in his voting record, but one must say that he is a responsible conservative when it comes to rhetoric and diplomacy.

This weekend, Lugar spoke up in support of how Obama is handling the Iran crisis, and suggested that it was essential that this nation sit down with the Iranian government in order to negotiate on important differences between  the two nations.

Instead of demagoguing as many Republicans have been doing, Lugar showed measured judgment,  and willingness to be fair in his assessment of events in the Middle East. 

For this, I say I applaud Senator Lugar and recognize him for what he has always been:  a statesman and man of principle!

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