REID: AMERICA CANNOT AFFORD BUSH STRATEGY ANY LONGER
Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today after comments made by President Bush at the White House:EMANUEL STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT'S "FAIRY TALES AND ROSE-COLORED GLASSES" PLAN FOR IRAQ
The President today asked the American people to trust him as he continues to follow the same failed strategy that has drawn our troops further into an intractable civil war. The President's policies have failed and his escalation endangers our troops and hurts our national security. Neither our troops nor the American people can afford this strategy any longer.
Democrats will send President Bush a bill that gives our troops the resources they need and a strategy in Iraq worthy of their sacrifices. If the President vetoes this bill he will have delayed funding for troops and kept in place his strategy for failure.
Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement after President Bush's press conference today:
"President Bush asserted again in the Rose Garden this morning that we're making progress in Iraq, and Senator McCain insists that Iraqi neighborhoods are safer. Meanwhile, the death toll for US troops continues to mount and the Iraqi government is failing to meet the President's own benchmarks for progress.
"We can't continue to pursue an Iraq policy based on fairy tales and rose-colored glasses. A majority of both the House and Senate have voted to change it. The President should join us."