Wednesday, November 30, 2005

''Dean on Bush's Failed Iraq Policy''

"Today, the President failed to give an honest assessment of what's really happening on the ground in Iraq. Instead he released thirty-five pages of rhetoric and gave a speech full of slogans, but no clear plan. Let's be clear, 'stay the course' is a slogan, not a strategy.

"By failing to address critical factors on the ground, President Bush doesn't seem to care what the facts are, and you can't lead when you don't care what the facts are. It's troubling that with his credibility on the line, in the face of widespread concern from the American people, and a bi-partisan vote of 'no confidence' in the Senate, President Bush still refuses to produce a real strategy for success that includes benchmarks and a process for measuring success. The American people should have seen a plan for success at the start of the war, not after three years and more than 2,000 lives lost. Our troops are serving with honor and courage, and they deserve a plan not more slogans.

"Democrats will continue to fight for our troops, promote a real strategy to keep America safe, and work to bring the War in Iraq to a successful conclusion. Together, America can do better."-from the DNC.

REMINDER: Howard Dean is on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno later this evening. (Full Disclosure: I am now hearing from viewers back east that he is on last and not long enough.)

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