President George W. Bush - January, 2007:
"A successful strategy for Iraq goes beyond military operations. Ordinary Iraqi citizens must see that military operations are accompanied by visible improvements in their neighborhoods and communities. So America will hold the Iraqi government to the benchmarks it has announced."
"To establish its authority, the Iraqi government plans to take responsibility for security in all of Iraq's provinces by November."
It's December. The Iraqi government is not even close to taking over security in all of Iraq's provinces.
Is George Bush holding the Iraqi government to the benchmarks?
George Bush is ignoring his January, 2007 promise to do so, and is instead once again lowering this nation to the standard GOP level of blame the Democrats and ignore the truth, villianizing the Democrats instead of accepting responsibility for yet another failure and solving the problem.
It's time to hold the line and demand a timetable.
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