Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says President Bush’s speech last night on Iraq has raised more questions about where the country is headed. He says it sounds like the president is proposing that we occupy Iraq for a long period of time. Harkin, a democrat, says transforming Iraq into a democracy won’t happen overnight. He says that’s whey he thinks the president is being “Pollyannish” in his outlook for Iraq. Harkin says we’d all wish it’d be a democracy, but he says it’s going to take a long time. Harkin says there’s much we don’t know about occupying Iraq. He says the president has not answered how long we’re going to be there, how many troops it will take, and how much it will cost.
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