United House and Senate Democratic Leaders Call On the President to Urgently Change Course in Iraq

Escalating sectarian violence and rising death tolls require a new direction in U.S. policy

With nearly 200 Americans troops killed in the last ninety days, including 70 troops killed in the first two weeks of October, House and Senate Democratic leaders wrote to President Bush to call for a change of course in Iraq.  This escalation in violence comes as one of America’s top generals in Iraq concludes that the security plan for Baghdad is not working.  In this third letter to the President, House and Senate Democratic leaders strongly encourage the President to act more urgently to forge a political solution in Iraq and to more clearly inform the Iraqis that our commitment is not unlimited.

Read quotes from the letter here.

Read the full text of the letter here.