The President’s 10-Year War In Iraq
Fri Sep 14, 2007 18:41
 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi pelosi@democraticleader.ctsg.com

The President’s 10-Year War In Iraq
http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=748

On Thursday night, President Bush outlined his Iraq policy – a status quo strategy that leaves at least 130,000 American soldiers in harm’s way as part of a 10-year occupation of Iraq. This is simply unacceptable. The Bush plan of 130,000 Americans in Iraq for 10 more years is not a reduction in our footprint; it is an insult to the intelligence of the American people to call that a new direction in Iraq.

The American people reject the President’s call for an ‘enduring relationship’ with Iraq that is based on leaving our troops in the middle of a deadly civil war. The President failed to answer how maintaining 130,000 soldiers in Iraq would strengthen our military, make us safer, or how he would pay for its additional $700 billion cost. Even General David Petraeus, in his testimony before Congress this week, could not explain how the Iraq war has made our nation safer.

The President’s war in Iraq has dangerously overstretched our military, left America less protected against terrorism, and more vulnerable as other global threats emerge – all at the cost of hundreds of billions to the taxpayers. More than 3,700 brave Americans have lost their lives, and it is unconscionable to ask additional sacrifices of our military while Iraqi politicians refuse to make the political progress necessary to end sectarian violence.

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