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Kerry: Bush Iraq Policy Still Wrong After All These Years

Tonight in his address to the nation, Bush “tried to turn a corner in the fractious debate over Iraq” by ordering the “first limited troop withdrawals since voters elected an antiwar Congress last year.” But the move did little to appease Democratic leaders, who dismissed it as a token gesture masking an open-ended commitment of […]

Senator Jack Reed Responds to President Bush’s Address on Iraq

In his address to the nation tonight on the Iraq War, Bush claimed that “The principle guiding my decisions on troop levels in Iraq is ‘return on success’ — the more successful we are, the more American troops can return home.” More too little, too late from Bush. Ed Henry of CNN’s Washington Bureau said […]

Bush Speaks… The ‘Surge’ Continues

E&P looks back at Bush’s speech on Jan. 10, 2007, to get a feel of what tonight’s address to the nation will lead to — a continuation of the ‘surge.’ The president said then, “I’ve made it clear to the Prime Minister and Iraq’s other leaders that America’s commitment is not open-ended. If the Iraqi […]

Kerry on Boehner’s “Small Price”

John Kerry responded to today to Rep. John Boehner’s “stunningly cavalier” response to the pointed question asked yesterday on CNN by Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer asked Boehner: “The loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month, how much longer do you think this commitment, this military commitment is going to require?” Boehner responded: “The […]

Bush to Announce Troop Cut… Kerry Calls It Too Little, To Late

Say what? The president has listened to the new Iraq progress report and he’s willing to act? Nah… That’s just the propaganda the Bush administration is feeding the media… AP News reports that “President Bush will tell the nation Thursday evening that he plans to reduce the American troop presence in Iraq by as many […]

From The Hill: Kerry’s Take on Petraeus’ Testimony

From The Hill… A brief interview with John Kerry on his take on Petraeus’ testimony:

A 9/11 Anniversary Video…’We Need To Get One Helluva Lot Smarter…’

We Need To Get One Helluva Lot Smarter…

Kerry Questions Relationship between Anbar Awakening & National Reconciliation (VIDEO)

Spencer Ackerman on TPMmuckraker noted that during the today’s Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) “asked how the turn of Anbar Sunnis against al-Qaeda relates to national reconciliation — what Amb. Crocker and President Bush have endlessly called “bottom-up” reconciliation. Of course, there aren’t any Shiites in Anbar, so how does that reconciliation […]