Happy, excited, to be making this announcement:
On Saturday, May 10, from noon to 2:00 PM Mountain Time (2:00-4:00 PM Eastern), Christopher Rothfuss will appear on Shared Sacrifice, a new progressive internet radio program, for an extended, policy-oriented conversation. Rothfuss, a chemical engineer and former U.S. State Department adviser in the Offices of Science and Technology and Space and Advanced Technology, is running against Republican Senator Mike Enzi (R. WY).
Shared Sacrifice can be heard at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Shared_Sacrifice. The show will be archived, but live callers are encouraged.
The excitement doesn't come because I've decided to join the Democratic Party (haven't). It's because I really enjoy doing interviews with people all over the political spectrum--particularly those, like Chris, committed to ending the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
"I strongly support the withdrawal of our troops from Iraq. We have now been there for 5 years. It has cost us nearly 4,000 American lives and over a trillion dollars. We don't have any tangible objectives or an exit strategy, but we claim to be 'making progress.' Regrettably, I don't know what we are progressing towards. I don't see any realistic accomplishments on the horizon that would be worth trading even a single additional American life. We are now primarily concerned with eliminating Al Qaeda in Iraq, an organization that arrived in Iraq after we did – and only because we were there – and that seeks to destabilize the fledgling Iraqi government because it hurts the United States to do so. It is time for the Iraqis to stand up and take control of their own destiny. I believe our exit will only help the Iraqi people."
Plus I like Chris. He's a great guy with a great family. We don't agree on everything, obviously, but I wish him the absolute best in his just and fair campaign. I look forward to talking to him and hope a lot of people listen.