Statement of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl on the President's Address to the Nation on Iraq
I heard little encouraging in the President's remarks tonight. Against the advice of many of his senior commanders, the Iraq Study Group, and a clear majority of the American people, he is proposing to send more troops to Iraq -- an approach we have tried before that has failed to reduce violence in the region. The Iraqis need to take responsibility for their own security. Our soldiers have been stretched to the breaking point, and we can't afford an escalation of our commitment in Iraq.