Senior Democrats Press Bush, Lay Out Iraq Blueprint

Senior House and Senate Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), sent a letter to President Bush today condemning his Iraq policies and laying out a blueprint for how the U.S. should proceed in Iraq.

Policy suggestions include transitioning the mission, seeking political accommodation among Iraqis, restoring readiness to the Army and Marines Corps, dedicating more resources to Afghan and Pakistani security, and tackling broader challenges of regional stability.

See the letter after the jump.

The President
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

The war in Iraq is in its sixth year. More than 4,000 Americans have been killed and 30,000 wounded in a conflict which has already cost the nation