The President is facing criticism for his decision to send more troops to Iraq and his response was that the critics must offer an alternative. I agree and I would like to know what that alternative would be.
"We recognize that many members of Congress are skeptical," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "Members of Congress have a right to express their views, and express them forcefully."
"But those who refuse to give this plan a chance to work have an obligation to offer an alternative that has a better chance for success. To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible," he said.
Many Democrats favor a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops beginning within a few months and in their own radio address, they labeled the troop increase "misguided."
"It is a step in the wrong direction -- more of the same at the very time when we need a new direction in Iraq," said Rep. Tim Walz (news, bio, voting record), a freshman Minnesota Democrat who delivered the address on behalf of his party.