Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bush Should Sign Iraq Bill

Ex-General: Bush Should Sign Iraq Bill
On Democrats' Radio Time Retired Army Big Says U.S. Squandered Lives

(AP) President Bush should sign legislation starting the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Oct. 1, retired Army Lt. Gen. William Odom said Saturday.

"I hope the president seizes this moment for a basic change in course and signs the bill Congress has sent him," Odom said, delivering the Democrats' weekly radio address. ...

... "The challenge we face today is not how to win in Iraq; it is how to recover from a strategic mistake: invading Iraq in the first place," he said. "The president has let (the Iraq war) proceed on automatic pilot, making no corrections in the face of accumulating evidence that his strategy is failing and cannot be rescued. He lets the United States fly further and further into trouble, squandering its influence, money and blood, facilitating the gains of our enemies."... (full article)
Listen to the Radio address:

Bush really should check in with reality and sign the bill. His failed policies are making things worse and costing more American and Iraqi lives everyday.
Annual terrorism report will show 29% rise in attacks
By Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay - McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - A State Department report on terrorism due out next week will show a nearly 30 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2006 to more than 14,000, almost all of the boost due to growing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday. ...

... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her top aides earlier this week had considered postponing or downplaying the release of this year's edition of the terrorism report, officials in several agencies and on Capitol Hill said. ...

... The U.S. intelligence community is said to be preparing a separate, classified report on terrorist "safe havens" worldwide, and officials have debated whether Iraq meets that definition. ... (full article)

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