Bush & I Agree on One Thing
Yes, President Bush & I Agree on One Thing: "It is clear that we need to change our strategy in Iraq." Did you catch his "surge" address today? I heard most of it. Yes, he sort of admitted mistakes:
Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me.
but he decided to compound any "mistakes" by sending over 20,000 more American soldiers to Iraq. The people clearly voted against this in the last election. It is time for Congress and the Nation to end this Occupation, which is fueling civil war in Iraq.
If you want to hear a more intelligent speech, check out Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy's National Press Club address. (There is a longer version online at C-SPAN).
I hope that our legislators will strongly support his efforts to pass:
The legislation claims the people’s right to a full voice in the President’s plan to send more troops into the Iraq civil war. It says that no funds can be spent to send additional troops to Iraq unless Congress approves the President’s proposed escalation of American forces. [Source]
I hope and assume that our Senators Inouye and Akaka would support this along with Representatives Abercrombie and Hirono would support Kennedy's bill. They continue to make me proud to be a Hawai'i voter.