DSCC - Echoing Bush and McCain, Sen. Sununu Backs Status Quo in Iraq

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee today released a new webad reminding voters that, like George Bush and John McCain, John Sununu has along record of supporting a failed status quo policy in Iraq. Like McCain, who recently said that American soldiers could be in Iraq for 100 years, Sununu has supported Bush’s strategy in Iraq, and the video matches his record with McCain's quote for quote.

“Granite Staters are demanding change in Iraq, but all John Sununu is offering them is more of the Bush-McCain status quo,” DSCC spokesman Matthew Miller said. “McCain may be fine with continuing Bush's failed policies for the next 100 years, and Sununu may agree with him, but most Granite Staters couldn't disagree more. They want real change, not a Senator who echoes the Bush status quo in his quotes and his votes."

The web video can be viewed here. The script follows:

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Chief Justice of the United States: "Do solemnly swear…that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States"

Narrator: This day next January should be a new start, a fresh beginning. A change for the better. Not any more of this:

President Bush: We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq.

Sen. McCain: "We've got to stay the course."

Sen. Collins: "It's important that we hold the line in Iraq and that we stay the course."

Sen. McCain: "there's no doubt in my mind, once these people are gone, that we will be welcomed as liberators."

Sen. Sununu: "In Basra, in the south, definitely viewed as liberators."

Sen. McCain: “ and that is setting a date for withdrawal, and I can’t let that happen. "

Sen. McConnell: “ I think to basically begin to withdraw before the job is finished is a mistake.”

Sen. McCain: I don't think Americans are concerned if we're there for 100 years, or 1,000 years, or 10,000 years.”

Sen. Coleman: We will be in Iraq a long time."

Narrator: For a new beginning, enough of Bush. Enough status quo Republicans in the Senate. Enough.

Inauguration Day

“We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq.”

"We've got to stay the course."

Sen. McCain

"It's important that we hold the line in Iraq and that we stay the course."

Sen. Collins

"There's no doubt in my mind, once these people are gone, that we will be welcomed as liberators." Sen. McCain

"In Basra, in the south, definitely viewed as liberators." Sen. Sununu

“…that is setting a date for withdrawal, and I can’t let that happen.” Sen. McCain

I think to basically begin to withdraw before the job is finished is a mistake.” Sen. McConnell

“I don't think Americans are concerned if we're there for 100 years, or 1,000 years, or 10,000 years.” Sen. McCain

“We will be in Iraq a long time." Sen. Coleman

Enough.