U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, the conservative Republican who turned against the war in Iraq, is writing a book called called "My Daddy's Not Dead Yet" which he hopes will atone for his vote to go to war, according to Congress Daily.
The title of the book was inspired by a visit in 2007 to a classroom at Johnson Elementary School at Camp Lejeune, in which a little boy expressed the fear that his father would be killed in Iraq, Rob Christensen reports.
Jones said his vote to authorize the war in Iraq has left him with deep guilt. "I profess to be a man of faith," Jones told Congress Daily," but I didn't vote my conscience."
Jones said any proceeds from the book will be donated to help treat the wounded. He said the Iraq experience is making him take a hard look at President Barack Obama's request for more troops for Afghanistan.
"We're trying to police the world," Jones told George Wilson. " Every great nation prior to America that tried to police the world has failed economically. That's why I tell people that I'm a Pat Buchanan American. I want to stop trying to take care of the world and fix this country. Our problems are so deep that there is no easy way to fix them."