"Americans are looking for Congress to provide leadership in the war in Iraq. Unfortunately they are not getting it. This Republican Congress and my opponent says stay the course.
I respectfully disagree. I say its [sic] time for real change and a new direction. Today, Americans received the unfortunate news that the 2,500th American soldier has died in the War in Iraq. The American people need a real plan to bring the troops home. I say its time for real change and a new direction. This resolution does not improve the safety a single Humvee, does not provide a single additional soldier with body armor, and does not provide our troops with a real plan to win the war on terror. It is simply more divisive election year oratory. I’m running for Congress because we need real solutions and independent leadership to America’s problems and not thinly-veiled political hot-air. This is the kind of rhetoric which serves only to further divide our Nation rather than attempt promote solutions to our many problems"
It's good that Arcuri opposed the Republican resolution. The Republicans in Congress were doing nothing more than promoting the same old song and dance: An unnecessary war against an unspecified enemy with no plan for victory.
However, I we need to know more about what Mike Arcuri proposes to do differently from the Republicans when it comes to the Iraq War. Arcuri says that we need "real change and a new direction". He says that we need "real solutions" for the problem of the war.
Yet, nowhere at no time has Michael Arcuri actually proposed any solutions, new direction, or real change when it comes to the Iraq War. All Arcuri is done is say that someone need to provide those things.
It's not enough to say that the Republicans are wrong. Arcuri needs to tell us how he would like to set things right. It will take details to build a credible message. Right now, Arcuri is keeping all the details to himself.