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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Reid hammers Bush for 'waiting and delaying' on Iraq
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Saying "time is running out," incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, expressed disappointment Tuesday that President Bush had decided to wait to announce a new Iraq strategy until after the new year. "

It has been six weeks since the American people demanded change in Iraq," Reid said in a statement. "In that time Iraq has descended further toward all-out civil war and all the president has done is fire Donald Rumsfeld and conduct a listening tour. Waiting and delaying on Iraq serves no one's interests."

White House spokesman Tony Snow told reporters Tuesday the president had decided to delay an announcement because of the complexity of the situation and the amount of information he was receiving.

"I think what happens is, people have come back with answers, and he said, 'I want more,'" Snow said the White House daily briefing. "And he's not going to move before its ready."

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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