Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Response to President Bush's Remarks at the Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars
"Our brave troops have been doing everything asked of them for four and a half years. And they have been doing everything asked of them since the Administration announced the surge. The surge was designed to give the Iraqi government time to take steps to ensure a political solution to the situation. It has failed to do so. The White House's report in September won't change that. It is abundantly clear that there is no military solution to the sectarian fighting in Iraq. We need to stop refereeing the war, and start getting out now."