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Congress must stand up to Bush on Iraq, Edwards says

Congress must stand up to Bush on Iraq, Edwards says

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said former CIA Director George Tenet's points on the buildup to the Iraq war in his memoir show that the U.S. Congress must press its demand for a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops.
"It's just further evidence of how strong the Congress needs to be in standing up to President Bush," Edwards told The Associated Press on Monday.
Tenet writes in his new book, "At the Center of the Storm," that Vice President Dick Cheney and other administration officials pushed for the U.S. to invade Iraq without a "serious debate" about whether Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. The book was officially released Monday.
President George W. Bush said Monday he wants to work with Democrats on compromise legislation to fund the Iraq war, even though he promised to veto a funding bill that sets an October timetable for withdrawing U.S. forces.
Edwards, a former U.S. senator, voted to authorize the invasion in 2002, but has since called his vote a mistake.
Tenet is not the only one with a new book.
John Edwards co-edited a book released Monday that details a variety of possible solutions to poverty in the United States. The book is titled, "Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream," and contributors include former Republican presidential candidate Jack Kemp.


Updated : 2021-06-22 23:18 GMT+08:00