The Bush Administration is currently negotiating two agreements with the Iraqi government that could shape the U.S. presence in Iraq for years to come. These negotiations are too important to be taking place in haste, with little transparency and no input from the U.S. Congress or the Iraqi Parliament.
The Bush Administration’s Iraq strategy has been a failure from day one. American troops have done everything asked of them, but military and civilian leaders agree that the solution to what has become a civil war lies in Iraqi politics. The reckless strategy has taken our eye off Al Qaeda, weakened our military and squandered our leverage around the globe. It’s time to end the war, begin removing our forces from Iraq, ask the Iraqi Government to stand on its own and focus on our real security priorities around the world.
With tomorrow marking the 5-year anniversary of President Bush declaring "mission accomplished" in Iraq, the National Security Network released the following report examining how Sen. John McCain's positions on Iraq represent a continuation of President Bush's failed policies: