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Domenici: It's time to leave Iraq, Mr. President

Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) - the same Senator under investigation by the Ethics Committee for his unusual call to then U.S. Attorney David Iglesias - has come out and called for a withdrawal from Iraq. Not an immediate withdrawal, but one that falls in line with the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group. From his statement on the subject:

I have carefully studied the Iraq situation, and believe we cannot continue asking our troops to sacrifice indefinitely while the Iraqi government is not making measurable progress to move its country forward. I do not support an immediate withdrawal from Iraq or a reduction in funding for our troops. But I do support a new strategy that will move our troops out of combat operations and on the path to coming home.

Bush's Republican support in the Senate will continue to erode as more American troops die in the so-called surge. By September, they'll all be running for cover from this president's disastrous war in Iraq - but they'll blame the Iraqis, of course, for not doing their part. Instead of the president for his pre-emptive invasion and the keystone cop execution of the post-war rebuilding that this administration oversaw.

Via Talking Points Memo.

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