Delahunt's opponent says daily press won't print release
Claims he's been censored since August with election just weeks away
GOP candidate for congress, Jeff Beatty of Harwich on right at a recent rally, emailed the editor and political reporter at the Cape Cod Times yesterday charging the newspaper with failing to publish his position papers, specifically the latest one on his plan to partition Iraq and bring back 100,000 troops.
Mr. Beatty says his plan is similar to one proposed by Mr. George H. W. Bush's former Secretary of State James Baker.
On Tuesday the Times printed two lengthy positions papers on a State Rep race. Mr. Beatty's complete email to the Times is printed below. The daily has been a long time supporter of Mr. Betty's opponent the incumbent congressman William Delahunt.
This online newspaper printed Mr. Beatty's plan two weeks ago. It can be seen here.
From: Jeff Beatty [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 10:09 AM
To: [email protected]; [email protected]
Subject: For Immediate Release - Beatty Plan for partitioning of Iraq
and withdrawal of 100,000 troops from Iraq mirrored by former Secretary
of State Baker
Dear Cape Cod Times,
This is a follow up to a press release concerning Iraq that I sent you in August and again in late September. Cape Cod Today published it up but you did not.
I am resending it since Former Secretary of State James Baker and others are now pushing this idea as well. I think it is important to note that as your Congressional Candidate, I have been putting forward this solution privately for more than a year and publicly since the beginning of the campaign in May.
It is exactly why I say we need a Representative who understands this milieu. Thanks for your attention.
September 29, 2006
HARWICH - For immediate release
Jeff Beatty, Congressional Candidate MA-10th proposes Iraq Success Plan and accuses Delahunt of being unqualified to solve security and war issues.
I am Jeff Beatty and I am running for US Congress. Democrats and Republicans say the Iraq War and Terrorism are big issues in this election.
We need to elect a Congressman who is the most qualified in those issues. It is not Bill Delahunt.
I have been in this fight for over 25 years including time as an Army Delta Force Officer, an FBI agent advising the national Hostage Rescue Team and a CIA Counter-Terrorism Officer in Europe and the Middle East. I know our enemies and I have defeated them in combat, security and intelligence operations.
Bill Delahunt is only an observer in these matters and over the last 40 years has chosen to be a critic, not an actual participant in counter-terrorism operations or armed conflict against our enemies.
Delahunt wants to cut and run in Iraq. That would be a Terrorist victory and only encourage more Terrorism. The Terrorists I have met and worked against eat people like Bill Delahunt for breakfast. They see them as weak and ineffective.
The Beatty success plan for Iraq will bring home 100,000 troops in a year.
Iraq is really 3 "Nations" in one Country. A provision in the Iraqi constitution allows creation of an Iraqi federation with Kurds in the North, Sunni's in the center and Shia in the south. Implementing this federation will immediately reduce sectarian violence and the Foreign Terrorists then remaining in Iraq will be weeded out by the National groups themselves.
The Beatty plan will mean that 20 years from now, Iraqi's will say, "The Americans got rid of Saddam, something we could not do. The Americans gave us our independence, something we could not secure on our own. The Americans helped us rebuild."
The unselfish efforts of our Armed Forces have put us in a position to have a success in Iraq as outlined in the Beatty plan. And if we follow this course, just like with Japan and Germany, we can bring our troops home with a success and turn enemies into allies.
I am Jeff Beatty, a veteran fully qualified to lead us against the threats we face. I ask for your vote on November 7.
Beatty for Congress Committee
PO BOX 1599
Harwich, MA 02645