We also think there is one additional measure you can take immediately to demonstrate that you recognize the problems your policies have created in Iraq and elsewhere –consider changing the civilian leadership at the Defense Department. From the failure to deploy sufficient numbers of troops at the start of the war or to adequately equip them, to the prison abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib, to disbanding the Iraqi military, to the failure to plan for the post-war occupation, the Administration's mistakes have taken a toll on our troops and our security. It is unacceptable to dismiss the concerns of military personnel and their families when they are affected by the consequences of these failures, as the Secretary of Defense recently did in Alaska by suggesting that volunteers should not complain about having their deployments extended. While a change in your Iraq policy will best advance our chances for success, we do not believe the current civilian leadership at the Department of Defense is suited to implement and oversee such a change in policy. Full text of letter
Pretty good letter. Of course, the "mistakes" (sorry but the word 'mistake' doesn't do justice to the consequences of the Bush occupation policy) INCLUDE Bush. The Dems should call on Bush to resign. No investigations, no impeachment trials, just a quick dishonorable resignation along with the resignations of Cheney and the entire Bush Cabinet.