"I've seen embattled administrations, and this isn't one of them."
~ Dick Cheney
"Silence is betrayal. Speak out. Tell your elected leaders to block this misguided plan that is destined to cost more lives and further damage America's ability to lead. And tell them also, that the reward of courage is trust."
~ John Edwards
"The question now is how to minimize the damage before countless more Americans and Iraqis are slaughtered to serve the president's endgame of passing his defeat on to the next president."
~ Frank Rich, New York Times