Russ Feingold: Iraq report misses the point
Russ Feingold is one of the few senators in Washington who doesn't feed the public with the usual political spin. He understands what the results of the mid-term elections were all about and isn't afraid to let his feeling known about the Iraq Report.
Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) is one of the few voices in Washington, D.C. who is sharply criticizing the Iraq Study Group Report, which he believes "completely misses the point."
In a statement released yesterday, Feingold wrote, "Unfortunately, the Iraq Study Group report does too little to change the flawed mind-set that led to the misguided war in Iraq."
"Maybe there are still people in Washington who need a study group to tell them that the policy in Iraq isn’t working, but the American people are way ahead of this report," Feingold's statement continued.
"While the report has regenerated a few good ideas, it doesn’t adequately put Iraq in the context of a broader national security strategy," the statement went on. "We need an Iraq policy that is guided by our top national security priority - defeating the terrorist network that attacked us on 9/11 and its allies."
"We can't continue to just look at Iraq in isolation," Feingold wrote. "Unless we set a serious timetable for redeploying our troops from Iraq, we will be unable to effectively address these global threats. In the end, this report is a regrettable example of ‘official Washington' missing the point."