Filed under: Democrats, Iraq, Middle East, United States —
Michael van der Galien on @ 8:40 pm
The Politico reports that, slowly but surely, Democrats are backing away from their demands for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq. Instead they now focus on relatively non-binding benchmarks on political progress.An outfit called PoliGazette-dot-com has this story, and draws together some other pertinent threads.
Each day lately, Democrats inch closer to giving President Bush more money for the war in Iraq without any serious mandates for withdrawing U.S. troops.
Democratic leaders are loath to acknowledge they’ve backed off, but lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, as well as congressional aides, say Democrats are trying to find a way to provide continued troop funding while searching for some compromises that show they’re still intent on challenging the president on the war.