Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Dean On The Fourth Anniversary Of The Iraq War

On the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement:

“Four years ago, President Bush and his Administration misled our nation into a war of choice that has led to the loss of 3,200 American lives and tens of thousands more wounded. Today, as the President sits in his ‘beautiful White House,’ far from the bloodshed and violence in Iraq, he continues to ignore last November’s vote of no confidence from the American people. After four years of numerous broken promises and failed predictions, the President has lost all credibility.

“As we mark the beginning of the fifth year of the war, Democrats renew our promise to the American people to hold President Bush accountable and change course in Iraq. We will honor the courageous sacrifices of our brave men and women in uniform and ensure our troops have the resources they need on the battlefield and the care they deserve when they return home. We will tell the truth to the American people, and we will act now to save the lives of our American troops and keep America safe. We also call on Republican members of Congress to join us and stop protecting the President and stand with the American people.”

1 comment:

Crankshaft said...

Well, no one has yet made any effort to stop Bush.

Long ago, during 911, a lot of us on the other side of the globe rushed online to offer the Americans our sympathy and support. Just 6 years later, the American government has managed to alienate the rest of the world.

The prevailing reaction is: They deserved it (911).

The terrorists are never supposed to be the heroes, but the American government, along with its British and Australian allies has managed to martyr and immortalise the wicked and ruthless Muslim fundamentalists.

Which is what makes me wonder if it was about terror in the first place. 'Terror' is simply the excuse for pillaging oil.