Dems Bold New Plan: Strongly-Worded Letters
The Huffington Post has a strongly-worded letter from Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to President Bush regarding troops levels in Iraq. It's a bold rebuke to the "troop surge" plan that some administration officials suggest may be next. Reid and Pelosi, referencing testimony from General John Abizaid, declare that additional troops wouldn't solve the security crisis in Iraq, and say that the American people gave the Democrats a mandate to solve the problem without increasing the size of the American force. And here's how they'll do it:
Rather than deploy additional forces to Iraq, we believe the way forward is to begin the phased redeployment of our forces in the next four to six months, while shifting the principal mission of our forces there from combat to training, logistics, force protection and counter-terror.
You hear that, Bush? You'll send no more kids to die in vain out in Iraq -- just the ones who are already there! A "phased re-deployment" sounds just useless enough to work!
EXCLUSIVE DEM LETTER TO BUSH [HuffPo]