Thursday, January 11, 2007

State Democratic Party Chairman Responds To President Bush's Escalation of Iraq War

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Lisa Pryor today issued the following statement in response to President Bush's speech on the Iraq War:

"Last night, President Bush offered only an escalation of the same failed Iraq strategy he's pushed for four years. The American people, and the brave men and women from Oklahoma who continue to serve in this war, deserve a new strategy not a new PR campaign. Now, by sending more troops into the middle of the Iraqi civil war, the President is ignoring the lessons of history, the advice of military experts, the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, and the will of the American people.

"I stand with Oklahoma Democratic Congressman Dan Boren in opposing President Bush's irresponsible escalation of this war. It is time for Republicans like Senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe, along with Representatives Tom Cole, John Sullivan, Frank Lucas and Mary Fallin to stand up for our brave troops in combat by holding the President accountable to the people of Oklahoma. I call on these Oklahoma Republicans in Washington to join Democrats in demanding a new direction in Iraq that turns the country over to the Iraqis and gets our troops out of the Iraqi civil war."

1 comment:

Pam Paul said...

Thanks so Much for standing up and speaking out with those that oppose the escalation.

Pam Paul