Responding to President Bush's State of the Union address last night, John Cox said that it was disappointing that Democrats could not bring themselves to support the escalation plan to secure victory.
But he said Bush did not address the need for economic hope and opportunity in Iraq.
Iraqi citizens should be put back to work, he said, and American troops should be redeployed to protect oil infrastructure which is vital for their reemergence as a nation.
Cox applauded the Bush plan on energy, saying America must cure its addiction to foreign oil, and must invest in alternative energies like ethanol and wind.
Supporting the ethanol industry will certainly not hurt his chances in the Iowa primary, so expect some more comments from Cox on the energy debate.