"We have a new strategy with a new mission: Helping secure the population, especially in Baghdad," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "Our plan puts Iraqis in the lead."If Iraq is indeed the central front on the decisive ideological struggle of our time, why are we counting on an untrained, undermanned army of dubious loyalty? The mission of training the Iraqis to defend their fledgling "democracy" is fundamentally incompatible with the notion that we have to fight the terr'rists there so we don't have to fight 'em here.
He also said:
"Members of Congress have a right to express their views, and express them forcefully," Bush said. "But those who refuse to give this plan a chance to work have an obligation to offer an alternative that has a better chance for success. "Here's my plan: Stop The War.