John Kerry on Bush’s Fort Bragg Speech

John Kerry on Bush’s Fort Bragg Speech
28 June 2005

The following statement from John Kerry on Bush’s Fort Bragg Speech was just released:

“Rescuing the mission in Iraq takes more than a new speech, it will take a new policy and a whole series of steps to get it right.

“This Fourth of July weekend, when Americans fly the flag, the best way to honor our troops is with a plan to complete the mission and succeed in Iraq. Completing the mission means getting it right. It means providing the leadership, uniting the country and taking the steps necessary to win.

“Every American wants to see America succeed in Iraq, but it requires leadership the Administration has so far refused to provide. Our men and women in uniform have done a superb job in Iraq, but the civilian leadership has let them down.

“If the Administration takes the clear steps needed, and holds Iraqi feet to the fire, we can succeed in Iraq. If not, we will stumble along, our troops at greater risk, casualties rising, costs rising, and the patience of the American people wearing thin.

“America doesn’t lack the resolve to win this war, but we have lacked a clear plan. The Administration owes it to our troops to choose the responsible path. Our brave men and women deserve leadership equal to their sacrifice.

“Every American should take a moment tonight to think about our troops who are serving in Iraq , Afghanistan and around the world.”

Originally posted on LightUpTheDarkness.

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John Kerry on Bush's Fort Bragg Speech

John Kerry on Bush’s Fort Bragg Speech
28 June 2005

The following statement from John Kerry on Bush’s Fort Bragg Speech was just released:

“Rescuing the mission in Iraq takes more than a new speech, it will take a new policy and a whole series of steps to get it right.

“This Fourth of July weekend, when Americans fly the flag, the best way to honor our troops is with a plan to complete the mission and succeed in Iraq. Completing the mission means getting it right. It means providing the leadership, uniting the country and taking the steps necessary to win.

“Every American wants to see America succeed in Iraq, but it requires leadership the Administration has so far refused to provide. Our men and women in uniform have done a superb job in Iraq, but the civilian leadership has let them down.

“If the Administration takes the clear steps needed, and holds Iraqi feet to the fire, we can succeed in Iraq. If not, we will stumble along, our troops at greater risk, casualties rising, costs rising, and the patience of the American people wearing thin.

“America doesn’t lack the resolve to win this war, but we have lacked a clear plan. The Administration owes it to our troops to choose the responsible path. Our brave men and women deserve leadership equal to their sacrifice.

“Every American should take a moment tonight to think about our troops who are serving in Iraq , Afghanistan and around the world.”

Originally posted on LightUpTheDarkness.

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