Senator Kennedy gets it right:
"No matter how the White House tries to spin it, the British government has decided to split with President Bush and begin to move their troops out of Iraq. This should be a wake up call to the administration.But the Bush administration still refuses to face facts.
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Eighteen other countries have already withdrawn or dramatically reduced their troop presence in Iraq. A majority of the American people voted last November for a changed policy in Iraq. A majority of the House and the Senate, a unanimous Baker- Hamilton Commission and numerous generals have rejected the Administration's policy in Iraq. And now our country's strongest ally has rejected it."
From Condoleezza Rice:
"The coalition remains intact and, in fact, the British still have thousands of troops deployed in Iraq."Those British troops are leaving, and they're leaving for a good reason.
And from Dick Cheney:
"I look at it and see it is actually an affirmation that there are parts of Iraq where things are going pretty well."Give me a break. Or, better yet, bring U.S. troops home now and call it an affirmation that things are going pretty well. But let's not kid ourselves: Iraq is in a civil war, George Bush won't face reality, and our troops are paying the price. Congress needs to force Bush to change course and bring the troops home.
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