Extending Tours of Duty Is an Unacceptable Price for Our Troops and Their Families

April 11, 2007
Today's announcement just underscores the fact that the burden of the war in Iraq has fallen upon our troops and their families. The Bush Administration has failed to create a plan to fully equip and train our troops, bring them home safely and soon, and provide our veterans with the quality care they deserve.

Extending the tours of all active-duty Army personnel is an unacceptable price for our troops and their families to pay.

Democrats have offered a new direction in Iraq -- one that would bring our troops home safely and soon. We encourage President Bush to sit down with us to find a solution to bring this war to an end.