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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Feingold: "Bush Doesn't Get It"

“The President does not understand that his Iraq policies are preventing us from succeeding in our larger campaign against global terrorists - Iraq is not the be-all and end-all of our country’s national security. The President also fails to understand the limited role the U.S. military should play in Iraq’s long-term political and economic reconstruction efforts. Our brave servicemen and women won a resounding victory in the initial military operation, and their task is largely over. Maintaining the current U.S. military presence, without a clear plan and timetable to finish the military mission in Iraq, isn’t a strategy for success in Iraq or for success in the fight against global terrorism."

"Rather than continuing with a media blitz that tries to repackage a “stay the course” strategy that isn’t working, the President and his administration should give the public a plan, with a timetable, to complete the military mission in Iraq. We need to get the focus back on the significant threats the United States faces that are currently being ignored or inadequately addressed.” [Source]

Bush's speech [CNN]

Bush just doesn't get it...he surrounds himself with and listens to the wrong people. Feingold is dead on; rather than continuing this media blitz of tours around the country, and visiting only "friendly areas," why not come up with a solution to PROTECT us, and get us out of this quagmire?

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