The Rittenhouse Review

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004  

A Complete Failure of Leadership

I received this press release from the Kerry-Edwards campaign this morning:

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2004

Kerry Statement on Bush’s Silence Regarding the Missing Explosives

Green Bay, WI -- Senator John Kerry released the following statement today on President Bush’s silence regarding the missing explosives in Iraq:

“What did the president have to say about the missing explosives? Not a word. Complete silence. Despite devastating evidence that his administration’s failure here has put our troops and our citizens are in greater danger, George Bush has not offered a single word of explanation. His silence confirms what I have been saying for months: President Bush rushed to war without a plan to win the peace. He didn’t have enough troops on the ground to get the job done. He didn’t have enough allies to get the job done. He failed to secure Iraq and keep it from becoming what it is today -- a haven for terrorists.

“And now this morning, we learned that the president wants an additional $70 billion early next year for Iraq and Afghanistan -- bringing the total cost to nearly $225 billion. This is the incredible price of going it almost alone in Iraq.

“Mr. President, what else are you being silent about? What else are you keeping from the American people? How much more will the American people have to pay?”

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