Sinking ship, meet the rats.
'L.A. Times' Finds Two More GOP Senators Breaking With Bush on War
By E&P Staff
Published: July 07, 2007 12:30 PM ET
NEW YORK While much of the media on Friday focused on two new Republican defections from the White House on the war in Iraq -- namely, Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Jerry Doolittle -- the Los Angeles Times found a couple more.
"It should be clear to the president that there needs to be a new strategy," said Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. "Our policy in Iraq is drifting."
Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, who had helped lead the effort against Democratic restrictions on the "surge," said: "We don't seem to be making a lot of progress." It is vital to have "a clear blueprint for how we were going to draw down," he added.
"It's as if the dike has burst," said Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who until recently had been one of the few outspoken GOP critics of the president's war strategy.
There are so many of them bailing that it's ceasing to be news at this point.
Now if one of them actually grows some cojones and backs a withdrawal date, that would make some news.
We can only hope.