Why should one more U.S. Troop die for the Islamic Revolution of Iraq OR Iran?
Q We've had about two dozen American troops killed in Iraq in the past week.
Doesn't that undercut your argument that progress is being made there?
MR. McCLELLAN: No. The terrorists and Saddam loyalists continue to further isolate themselves from the Iraqi people. They don't represent the Iraqi people. They represent their own ambitions. And we saw the other day in a videotape, from the number two leader of al Qaeda, once again that the terrorists understand that Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism, and that the stakes are very high. The stakes are high in Iraq. That's why it's so important that we complete the mission. Withdrawal would be a disaster.
MR. McCLELLAN: Two thousand five was a year of great advance for democracy (T - H - E - O - C - R - A - C- Y) in the world.
Q And, finally, on Iran, are you calling for an overthrow of the Iranian leader?
MR. McCLELLAN: I'm sorry?
Q Are you calling for the overthrow of the Iranian leader?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think -- you've asked this question before and we've stated our position: We stand with the people of Iran who want to live in greater freedom. The President made very clear in a statement what our position is. This is a regime that continues to deny the people their right to live in greater freedom, and that ignores their wishes and pursues nuclear weapons programs and has been a state sponsor of terrorism. I think it is a regime that is out of step with its people. We stand with the people in Iran.
Albuquerque, N.M.: The murder of NYT reporter-editor, David E. Rosenbaum is NOT even mentioned front page of Post this morning. Odd that the killing of a fellow journalist does not rate front page coverage...
The intimidation of the press continues...
Generally, robbers take your money but don't kill you, but assassins will take the money to try to make the crime look like a robbery.
Shailagh Murray: Well, a lot of people are killed by violent crime in D.C., so it's not exactly a huge news event -- though the circumstances are definitely unusual. That said, David was a terrific man who was beloved by those of us who knew him and worked with him, and there is definitely a dark cloud over D.C. newsrooms today.
So when do we get invaded to remove the rogue government that spies on its own people, gases its own people during anti War protests, stages "terrorist" attacks, holds crooked elections, attacks other nations without cause, and uses torture on innocent people looking for WMD that don't exist?