Statement on Bush's Speech to the American Legion

August 31, 2006

You canít trust Republicans to defend America.

Today we only heard more of the same propaganda from a desperate Bush Administration worried more about its party's political prospects this fall than about how to protect America and fight and win the real war on terror.

It's results that matter, and the Bush White House and its rubber-stamp Republicans in Congress have not produced results when it comes to keeping America safe. President Bush said we must be patient and have resolve. The American people have been patient. We have resolve and we are patriotic Americans who because of our patriotism call on this president to change course in Iraq, face the facts on the ground, and focus on the real war on terror. This president's foreign policies have failed. Iraq is sliding into civil war.

Iran and North Korea are more dangerous than they were before Bush took office. The Taliban is coming back to Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden is still on the loose. Yet, Republicans refuse to live up to their responsibility for the fact that under their watch, America is less safe at home and around the world.

Americans are looking for new leadership and a new direction in America's foreign policy that's both tough and smart.

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Originally from The DNC.

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