Hillary Clinton sent a letter to dubya today:
September 12, 2007
The Honorable George W. Bush
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
As you prepare to address the nation tomorrow, I write to request that you seize the opportunity and offer the American people a candid assessment of the challenges that we continue to face in Iraq and offer a change in course to your failing strategy….
….What you are planning to tell the American people tommorrow night is that one year from now, there will be the same number of troops in Iraq as there were one year ago. Mr. President, that is simply too little too late, and unacceptable to this Congress, and too the American people who have made clear their strong desire to bring our troops home, and end this war.
As Commander-in-Chief you have the authority and ability to greatly accelerate the redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq, and to bring so many more troops home so much faster. I strongly urge you to choose this course of action.
Mr. President, it has been nearly four and a half years since you landed on an aircraft carrier and stood before the American people under a banner that read “Mission Accomplished.” Do not repeat that mistake on Thursday night. Do not misrepresent the facts about the situation on the ground. And do not portray an unavoidable reduction in U.S. troops to pre-surge levels that would occur anyway as a marker of success. Be candid with the American people. They deserve it.
Thank you for your consideration
s/Hillary Rodham Clinton
Well, dubya can’t help himself.
It is nice to know some people will be calling him on it.