Sunday, November 13, 2005

John Edwards - “The Right Way in Iraq”, Seconding the Call

Ron posted the first quips from John Edwards OP/ED in the WaPo earlier tonight. It's great to see John Edwards step up to the plate and second the call that John Kerry made recently to bring the troops home after the December election in Iraq.

Edwards reiterates in his OP/ED what Kerry laid out first in his speech at Georgetown on October 26th, and most recently in the Senate on November 10th with his “Strategy for Success in Iraq Act.

John Edwards says "A plan for success needs to focus on three interlocking objectives: reducing the American presence, building Iraq's capacity and getting other countries to meet their responsibilities to help." These are all basic points that Kerry has made repeatedly.

I'm also pleased to see that Edwards followed Kerry's lead with a public statement about being misled by the Bush administration on the reasons to go to war in Iraq. After Bush's abominable speech yesterday that was replete with lies about WMD's and 9/11 references, we need more Democrats to step forward and tell it like it is, as well as throw their support behind a real plan to get us out of Iraq.

As I said two weeks ago, after Kerry's Georgetown speech, we need more Democrats (and Republicans) to come forward on this... "Now the question remains… Who’s Next?"


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