Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mission Not Accomplished

It's hard to believe that it's been four long years since President Bush declared that it was "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq. Of course, nothing could have been further from the truth. The insurgency in Iraq had already begun in the spring of 2003, and it would only get worse.

But George Bush remained stuck in time. Month after month, year after year, he fed us platitudes and happy talk. He utterly refused to face reality.

And now, as deluded as ever, the president is going to veto a war spending bill that would finally bring accountability to the U.S. mission in Iraq and create a framework for bringing our troops home.

President Bush is thumbing his nose at the American people and the only reason he is still getting away with it is because Republican senators are enabling his reckless policies.

Against all evidence on the ground, they've told us how America is on the "road to victory," making "tremendous progress," and that George Bush has done an "excellent job...outlining his strategy for Iraq."

Click here to see how Republican senators have served as an echo chamber for George Bush's bogus claims about progress in Iraq.

It's clear that too many Republican senators are still more than willing to put their party and their president ahead of our country.

And that is just not acceptable.


J.B. Poersch
Executive Director, DSCC

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