The Daily Sandwich

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Shays unveils new GOP Iraq strategy: blame Democrats

Connecticut's Chris Shays, a longstanding Iraq booster, decided to make Democrats the majority a few months early-- and he's clearly eager to see them get some responsibility on Capitol Hill.

Appearing last night on MSNBC, Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) claimed that “the Democrats may not want to own Iraq but they own it now as much as this President.”

Democrats have not controlled the White House or either branch of Congress since the Iraq war began in 2003. Over that time, numerous leading Democrats have called for laws, resolutions, and hearings to prompt changes in our Iraq policy. Even when Democrats do assume control over Congress in January, the Bush administration will retain the authority to set many of our foreign policy and military priorities.

(Video at the link.)