Letter to President Bush: Senior Democrats Reject Superficial Bush Counterterrorism Plan Before Elections, October 25, 2006 [open pdf - 731KB]
This document is a letter to President Bush written by Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Government Reform Henry A. Waxman. "Rep. Waxman joins senior Democratic members of Congress in rejecting President Bush's decision to roll out a superficial counterterrorism plan directly before midterm elections." An introductory paragraph of the letter stated that "The strategy emphasized how well efforts in Iraq were going, proclaiming repeatedly that 'our strategy is working,' but it contained few details about how our troops would counter the growing violence in Iraq. In essence, the strategy was a public relations document. Experts criticized the plan for being short on detail and ignoring realities on the ground. As the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office concluded, 'without detailed information on costs and roles and responsibilities, the strategy does not provide Congress with a clear road map for achieving victory in Iraq.'"
Government Printing Office, Congressional Hearings: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html