Reaction to Iraq Debate
Iraq dominated Washington's attention this week, with Congressional hearings, controversial newspaper ads, newspaper ads criticizing newspaper ads, and the president's primetime address to the nation.
There's been plenty of reaction in the last 24 hours to the president's speech, and other Iraq-related events.
The most high-profile response to the president's speech comes from John Edwards, who bought two minutes of airtime on MSNBC last night to respond to the president:
TVNewser.com reports the Edwards response was originally supposed to air "immediately following the president," but didn't make it to air until 9:51 p.m. ET.
Mitt Romney issued a 49-second response to the president's speech, and criticized Democratic presidential frontrunners:
Joe Biden filmed a pre-buttal to the president's speech, asking "Is pressing ahead with this war going to make American safer?" Based on everything he's learned in the past few weeks, Biden says "the answer is absolutely no."
Fred Thompson also criticized the group, and calls on Democrats to denounce the ad:
The pro-war group Freedom's Watch also piled on, producing this ad condemning MoveOn:
Not to be outdone, MoveOn.org will start running ads like the one below on Monday. It's the first in a new series of ads for the group's "George Bush: Betrayal of Trust" campaign, which the group says will include rallies, and other activities nationwide.
We'll add more reactions as we get them later today.
-- Ed O'Keefe
By Ed O'Keefe |
September 14, 2007; 11:20 AM ET
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