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Month August 2007

Reid: Informe de inteligencia resalta necesidad de cambio urgente en estrategia de Irak

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy, luego de la publicación del Informe Nacional de Inteligencia Estimado (NIE, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre Irak:   “El Informe Nacional de Inteligencia Estimado sobre Irak de hoy confirma lo que la mayoría de los estadounidenses ya saben: Nuestras…

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Reid: NIE Highlights Need For Urgent Change In Iraq Policy

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today, following the release of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq: "Today’s National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq confirms what most Americans already know: Our troops are mired in an Iraqi civil war and the President’s escalation strategy has failed to produce the political results…

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National Intelligence Estimate Paints Gloomy Picture for Iraq’s Political Future

Today, the intelligence community released their latest National Intelligence Estimate which confirmed that the Iraqi government is failing to achieve meaningful political reconciliation, the stated goal of the President’s current Iraq policy, while our troops are forced to police a civil war. This summer has been the bloodiest to date and any modest improvements in…

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Reid: President’s Speech Misses Mark

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today, following President Bush’s speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention this morning.  "President Bush’s speech this morning missed the mark yet again.  Instead of providing the country with a history lesson, the President should be reevaluating his flawed strategies that have led…

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Empty Rhetoric: President Bush and Iraq

Today, President Bush used yet another historical comparison to try to boost sagging support for his Iraq War strategy. But no matter what comparison he uses, it does not change the fact that Iraq is going through its bloodiest summer yet, the Iraqis are no closer to political reconciliation and the President’s Iraq policy is…

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New Data Shows Middle-Class Americans Are Struggling Under the Bush Economy

While President Bush is in Canada, new data was released showing that average Americans are struggling under the Bush economy. In recent weeks, Bush has touted his Administration’s economic record, but the numbers show what most Americans are feeling: that it is harder to make ends meet.  Democrats in Congress are working to ease the…

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Reid: President Bush’s Comparison Of Iraq To Conflicts In East Asia Misses Mark

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today, in advance of President Bush’s planned speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention tomorrow morning.  “President Bush’s attempt to compare the war in Iraq to past military conflicts in East Asia ignores the fundamental difference between the two. Our nation was misled…

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Reeling from Defeat, Bush Administration Seeks to Cut Kids from the Children’s Health Insurance Program

According to reports this morning, the Bush Administration, mandated new restrictions making it more difficult for states to provide health care for low income children. The Administration will now require that states certify that children were uninsured for at least one year before providing health insurance for children from families earning more than 250 percent…

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Declaraciones de Reid sobre terremoto trágico en Perú

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el terremoto en Perú ayer, que cobró sobre 400 vidas y dejó 1,300 heridos:   “Lamento profundamente la noticia del terremoto devastador en Perú.  Tuve la oportunidad de visitar el país al principio de este año y pude apreciar no…

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Reid: Administration Owes Congress, American People An Honest Report On Iraq in September

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to reports that the White House would like to limit what the American people are told in the September progress reports on Iraq:  “The White House’s effort to prevent General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker from testifying openly and candidly before Congress about the…

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