Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Howard Dean responds to Bush's speech and strategy

Washington (USNewswire) - "Today, the President failed to give an honest assessment of what's really happening on the ground in Iraq. Instead he released thirty-five pages of rhetoric and gave a speech full of slogans, but no clear plan. Let's be clear, 'stay the course' is a slogan, not a strategy.

"By failing to address critical factors on the ground, President Bush doesn't seem to care what the facts are, and you can't lead when you don't care what the facts are. It's troubling that with his credibility on the line, in the face of widespread concern from the American people, and a bi-partisan vote of 'no confidence' in the Senate, President Bush still refuses to produce a real strategy for success that includes benchmarks and a process for measuring success. The American people should have seen a plan for success at the start of the war, not after three years and more than 2,000 lives lost. Our troops are serving with honor and courage, and they deserve a plan not more slogans.

I'm still waiting for Dean's facts and strategy (or the rest of the democratic party's for that matter. All they've come up with so far is pull out now). For someone complaining about Bush's strategy being vague, he's being remarkably vague himself. "Bush doesn't care about what the facts are." Really? What facts are those? He said the word "facts" a lot, but neglected to actually give any.

Memo to Dean as soon as you find some facts, let me know. I'll listen... as long as you don't let fly with one of those "YEEEEEAAAARGH!"s in my ear.