So far, the idea has not attracted the attention of Democratic leaders. They are under substantial pressure by anti-war groups to consider only legislation that orders troops from Iraq.
Says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This, despite the fact that a majority of Americans are wanting an end to the war.
Meanwhile a Republican plan to change the mission of US troops is:
“This is a necessary adjustment in the national debate to reintroduce bipartisanship, to stop the ‘gotcha’ politics that are going on that seem to be driven by fringes on both sides and change the terms of the discussion,” said Rep. Phil English, R-Pa.
So the Democratic Party is characterized as be hostage to the far left (those dirty hippies in the anti-war movement) even though they are responding to the will of a majority of the constituency. Whilst the Republicans, who have been dragged kicking and screaming into the debate and have so far done nothing but be obstructionists are presented as serious people looking for bipartisanship. Because everyone knows the Republicans never listen to their fringe (read base).
Shame on the Post-Dispatch
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