Republicans No Longer "Staying the Course" in Iraq
We even hear whispers and rumors of some secret new Republican plan to "succeed" in Iraq, but they can't say any more until after the 2006 midterm election apparently. Here's Kerry's reaction to this news...indignant and rightly so! - IFK Editor
STEPHANOPOULOS: Some are suggesting that the White House actually is thinking about a radical change in strategy, but they’re going to wait until after the elections.
KERRY: Well, there you go. That’s a really beautiful thing. While young Americans are on the line and their lives…
STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you think that’s happening?
KERRY: I think it’s immoral to have the lives of young Americans being put on the line, waiting for an election day event or strategy. If you’ve got a better strategy, Mr. President, we deserve to have it now.
And the fact is that, for 3 1/2 years, we’ve been sitting here with a strategy that many of us have said, again and again and again, will not work. It will not work. Our own generals have said there’s no military solution. What are we doing?
We’re pursuing the same old, same old. And the president, contrary to what he said in the interview, has said again and again, we’re going to stay the course. And he keeps playing this demagogue card that somehow it’s a white flag of surrender, in the United States of America, to suggest the way to actually get the job done.
We don’t have to sit around and be bullied by a bunch of people who have misled America, lied to America and, in fact, have made America less safe. And I’m not going to stand for it.