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Obama Statement on the fourth anniversary of the Bush "Mission Accomplished” speech.



Chicago, IL- Senator Barack Obama today released the following statement on the Anniversary of the "Mission Accomplished" Speech.


“Four years after President Bush landed on an aircraft carrier and declared ‘Mission Accomplished,’ we are still in a war where more than one hundred American service members have died in just the month of April. We grieve for them today and urge the President to avoid making another tragic mistake by signing the bill that will end this war and bring our troops home. "

“We are now one signature away from ending this war. The majority of the American people and their Congress now agree that there is no military solution to the conflict in Iraq, and that the best way to pressure the warring factions to reach a political settlement that can end this war is still a phased withdrawal of American forces with the goal of removing all combat brigades from Iraq by March 30th, 2008. It is time to end this war so we can bring our troops home and redeploy our forces to help fight the broader struggle against terrorism and other threats of this new century.”

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"We are now one signature away from ending this war. The majority of the American people and their Congress now agree that there is no military solution to the conflict in Iraq..." No need to wait for November of 2008. Edwards and leading congressional Democrats are fooling no one. They could join the effort to cut the funding of the occupation. One signature away? Every one in the world knows Bush will not end the occupation of Iraq unless he can't pay for it because funding is cut by congress.

One signature away? How about many signatures? Leading congressional Democrats know Bush won't end the occupation of Iraq. Quit playing games and cut the funding.

While watching the democratic debates last week, I was disappointed that none of the candidates mentioned the fact that 9/11 occurred on the watch of Republican President Bush who ,according to Richard Clark and other officials,never took the threat of terrorism seriously. How hypocritical to suggest our country will be less safe with a Democratic President!

Who honestly thinks that this spoiled little rich kid who's always gotten everything he wanted would even blink if the troops weren't funded. He'd send them anyway, and point the finger at the Democrats when they die! This is a game to him. He has no real stake in Iraq. President Bush and his loved ones will never be in harms way, so he doesn't care. When we leave Iraq, he'll either be rich, or richer. We have to protect the troops from President Bush BEFORE cutting the funding! We can't force his hand if he continues to bluff even when he knows WE know he's bluffing!

Obama: "We grieve for them today and urge the President to avoid making another tragic mistake by signing the bill that will end this war and bring our troops home."

This is surely breaking news. Obama now supports the war.

Well, considering the advise from Obama, the President did NOT make "another tragic mistake by signing the bill", he VETOED it.


To Frankie Hodge, Bush was only in office for 7 months when 9/11 happened. 9/11 happened because for eight years Clinton, in typical democratic fashion, appeased terrorists.

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