Rev: What about war in Hub? Council ripped for debating Iraq resolution - Local Politics - BostonHerald.com
City councilors led by Chuck Turner spent 48 minutes yesterday debating a symbolic measure calling for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq as Boston neighborhoods face deadly violence exploding outside their homes daily.
Other councilors, including Sal LaMattina, Stephen Murphy and Jerry McDermott, argued they are paid $87,500 a year by their constituents to discuss Boston issues, not foreign policy. McDermott, who represents the Allston/Brighton area, added that if the war in Iraq is open to discussion on the City Council floor, so should “securing our borders” and skyrocketing prison costs.