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Day January 8, 2008

Reid And Pelosi: Bush Continues To Deny Reality In Iraq, At Home

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the following statement today in response to the President’s remarks this afternoon: “Like the American people, Democrats know that we urgently need a change of course in Iraq as political progress – the primary goal of the surge – remains out of reach.  It…


Pentagon Report Confirms That President’s Plan Is Flawed: Long-Term Stability Cannot Be Achieved Without Political Progress

On December 14, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its latest quarterly report to Congress, Measuring Security and Stability in Iraq.  While noting a substantial decline in levels of violence in recent months, the report found that there had been no notable progress on critical national reconciliation initiatives.  The Pentagon warned that the Iraqi government’s…