Democrats Attack as Bush Alters Iraq Plan - Pelosi, Reid Urge Bush to Begin Iraq Pullout

As the White House polished a new Iraq strategy that includes replacing key US military leaders and possibly sending more soldiers to Iraq, Congress' new Democratic chiefs said they would oppose any troop buildup.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010507R.shtml

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Pelosi, Reid Urge Bush to Begin Iraq Pullout

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid declared yesterday that "it is time to bring the war to a close" and warned President Bush that sending more US troops to Iraq would be unacceptable to the Democratic majorities that have just taken over Congress.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010607B.shtml



Democrats Vow to Resist Buildup

Democratic Congressional leaders vowed yesterday to use their powers of spending and policy oversight to challenge President Bush's expected proposal this week, as part of a broad revision of Iraq strategy, to boost US military forces in the country by as many as 20,000 troops.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010807B.shtml



The History of Surges
//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010807C.shtml



Quagmire of the Vanities

Paul Krugman writes, "The only real question about the planned 'surge' in Iraq - which is better described as a Vietnam-style escalation - is whether its proponents are cynical or delusional."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010807E.shtml



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