Reid: Republicans Endorse The President's Iraq Policies
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released this statement late last week after Republicans voted against his resolution to begin drawing down U.S. forces in Iraq, in an effort to bring the ill-advised war to an end:
"Today's vote demonstrated the difference between Democrats and Republicans in the United States Senate. Democrats believe that our troops should not be policing a civil war, that Iraq must take responsibility for its own future, and that our troops should begin to come home.Reid needs to bring this vote to the Senate floor again and again and again -- and make all the Republicans who need to run for reelection in 2008 keep going on the record as wanting to continue our disastrous presence in Iraq.
"Senate Republicans support President Bush's plan to commit more men and women to policing an open-ended civil war. For months, Democrats have pushed for a vote on the most important issue facing this country.
"Today was one step. We will not stop until President Bush and Senate Republicans listen to the American people and change course in Iraq."