This is opposition?

President Bush has failed to outline an effective strategy for winning the war in Iraq, Sen. Jack Reed said Saturday in the Democratic Party’s weekly radio address.

"The American people are eager to hear the president’s plan for success in Iraq, rebuilding the country and bringing our troops home," Reed said. "Instead, the president continues to offer vague generalities and rhetoric with no specifics about what needs to be done."

Hey Jack, instead of this timid mush, maybe you could mention the lies that led to the war, the billions in reconstruction money that has ‘vanished’, the tortures in Iraq prisons, and the out of control mercenaries hired by the US? Or how about the ever-strengthening resistance and the obvious fact that the US is losing the war?

The Rhode Island senator, saying the current course in Iraq is a mistake, called on Bush to offer a more candid appraisal of how the war-ravaged nation can be stabilized and put on a surer path to democracy.

"A mistake"? That’s all you can say? No condemnation of Bush and the neocons? No call for withdrawal or for investigations into the lies leading to war? Goodness no, squeak the Democrats, doing that would be "confrontational" and that would be "unpatriotic" so let’s pretend to be an opposition instead. Pathetic.