Emboldened congressional Democrats are doing their best to drown out President Bush's State of the Union speech with two themes: Sending more troops to Iraq is not a new strategy, and the president and his Republican allies are no longer solely in charge of national policy.Howie says, "Go for it, Jim."
''I don't particularly view this surge program as a change in strategy at all,'' said freshman Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, the Vietnam veteran chosen to deliver his party's response to Bush's speech Tuesday night.
''If we're putting all this money into Iraq and ignoring New Orleans, then we're doing something wrong,'' he told reporters.
But he wouldn't say whether that sentiment would find its way into his speech Tuesday night.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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