"I applaud the President for rejecting the fatalism of failure and pursuing a new course to achieve success in Iraq. Our troops have sacrificed much and now more will be asked of them to defend our nation. They fight in a just, noble and moral cause against the forces of terrorism, and their sacrifices will make America and the world more secure. I want our troops to return home as soon as possible -- after we allow, enable and support them in accomplishing their mission in Iraq in finishing this fight."
- Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman is response to rising criticism of the Iraq war and those opposed to President Bush's announcement last week that he'd be adding more troops.