To the editor:
The Journal-World editorial "Paper tiger?" (Nov. 16) shows that the writer does not understand the clear message of voters in the recent midterm election: that the Bush administration's policy in Iraq has failed and needs to be changed.
Even President Bush seemed to get the message, firing Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld - the chief architect of Iraq War policy - the day after the election.
By all accounts, Bush is keen, too, to hear from the Iraq Study Group, who will soon recommend new approaches to a war that has, in so many ways, gone terribly wrong.
"Stay the course" is no longer the way to go, and the Journal-World writer should acknowledge this rather than take potshots at Democrats who are at the very least looking for a better way to go.