Monday, April 23, 2007

Key Message on Iraq

The longer we follow the President's failed policies, the farther we will be from success. Democrats are working to send the President binding legislation that requires a new direction in Iraq and we are united in our effort to give our troops in Iraq the resources they need and a strategy worthy of their sacrifices. The American people, bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, military experts and the Iraq Study Group believe that the only way to succeed is to give our troops a strategy their sacrifices deserve. The only one to whom this is not obvious is the President.We have said many times that this Administration has failed to provide a strategy for success, instead pursuing the same misguided policies.

This week's overwhelming violence in the most secure part of Iraq demonstrated once again that the current strategy is not working. And the longer we continue down the President's path, the farther we will be from success. But there is still a chance to change course - and we must change course. That is what we are offering the President in the supplemental we passed with bipartisan support.For years, President Bush and congressional Republicans have misstated the reality on the ground in Iraq and attacked those with the courage to tell the truth.

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