Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today called on President Bush to convene a bipartisan summit to find a new direction in Iraq. After yesterday’s historic vote for change at home and abroad, the time has come for the President to listen to the American people and work with Congressional leaders of both parties for a new direction.
“Yesterday’s message was clear: Americans want change. It is time to put partisanship aside and find a new way forward — at home and in Iraq. Today, I ask the President to convene a bipartisan Iraq summit with the leaders of Congress and the Chairman and Ranking Members of key national security committees. After more than three years of a failed strategy, we must come together to change course and give the American people and our troops the real security they deserve.
“In the fourth year of the war, the American people have made clear that we need a new direction. ‘Staying the course’ is no longer acceptable. Americans want change, and Democrats will work with the President in a bipartisan manner to change course in Iraq.”
Allow me to translate from The Harry:
“George has fucked up utterly, so we’re going to come in and make him explain in technicolor detail exactly how he fucked up, what he fucked up with, what he intends to do to fix it, why he intends never to let it happen again, and then we’re going to release every detail of everything he says to the public so that the next time they have to vote for somebody to be their preznit they don’t vote for anybody this catastrophically stupid. But we’ll do all that while making it look like we’re the ones who are reaching out with olive branches instead of what’s really going on, which is that we have him and his ten-a-penny fascisti by the balls now and we’re gonna get all the answers we didn’t get for all those years before. Capisce?