In the clamor of Democrats assailing President Bush on Iraq, presidential candidate John Edwards has found a way to be heard after Bush addresses the nation Thursday night: He's buying time for a rebuttal.
Edwards has bought two minutes of air time on MSNBC, scheduled to air after Bush's 15-minute televised speech from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT.
Bush is expected to announce plans to reduce the American troop presence in Iraq by up to 30,000 by next summer, but say that he will condition those and further cuts on continued progress.
"Unfortunately, the president is pressing on with the only strategy he's ever had _ more time, more troops, and more war," Edwards says in the ad, according to excerpts provided by his campaign.
The ad was taped at Edwards' home in Chapel Hill, N.C. MORE