Thursday, September 06, 2007


The more I see the more I like. Now is not the time to stand back and let the Democrats "chicken dance" around some half-assed compromise on the way forward. John Edwards is stepping out and putting his position in clear terms. Other than Dodd none of the other Democratic candidates have made their position crystal clear.

John Edwards:

In 2006, the American people elected a Democratic Congress to change course and end this war. It's the whole reason the American people voted for change. Yet, 10 months after the election, we still have the status quo and Congress has still failed to do the people's will. That might be the way they do it inside the Beltway, but it's not the American way. It's time to stand up for the American people and against President Bush's failed, stubborn policy. Without a firm deadline, a small withdrawal of only some of the surge troops won't cut it—that's not a solution, it's an excuse. Congress must not send President Bush any funding bill without a timeline to end this war. No timeline, no funding. No excuses.

How long will it take Obama and Clinton to step out of the shadows and show some leadership and help craft a real solution to this disastrous war?

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