January 13, 2007: Bush: War skeptics ‘proposing nothing’ (AP)

  • In a pitch to lawmakers and the American people, Bush said the United States will keep the onus on the Iraqi government to take charge of security and reach a political reconciliation. He countered Democrats and his fellow Republicans who argue that Bush is sending 21,500 more U.S. troops into Iraq on the same mission.
  • “The Iraqi government knows that it must meet them, or lose the support of the Iraqi and the American people,” Bush said.