President Bush's speech today on Iraq failed to offer any plan for the safe return of our brave men and women. In fact, the Administration reportedly is preparing to tell the American people that we must maintain 140,000 troops in Iraq indefinitely.
The war will cost Americans more than $3 trillion and continues to jeopardize our military's ability to respond to threats anywhere else on the globe. Money spent in Iraq is desperately needed at home to educate our children, rebuild our infrastructure and provide health care for millions of Americans.
Rather than offering more rhetoric that continues to be divorced from reality, the President owes it to those bravely serving in Iraq today, and to their fallen comrades, a plan to bring an end to this tragedy.