Democrats Batter Bush’s Iraq Address

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Clinton: “We’ve heard enough speeches that are long on promises, short on facts… The President refuses to face reality.” Full statement here.

Obama: “President Bush gave no answer to the most important question about the way forward in Iraq: how will we end this war that is not making us safer?” Full statement here.

In morning address, Bush announces no acceleration in troop withdrawal, though he does order shorter deployments in Iraq. Watch video here.

Says he will agree to many of Petraeus’ and Crocker’s recommendations, including an indefinite suspension of troop reduction in July following pullouts.

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