President Bush will declare victory in Iraq and begin scaling back troop levels in the coming months because Republican lawmakers will repudiate him if he doesn't, Rep. Charles Rangel said Thursday.
"The president knows it's over," Rangel declared in an interview with the New York Daily News Editorial Board. "The Republicans know it's over."
"I think the president's going to come up with some compromise, and he's not going to admit failure. He'll probably say we've won, but it's going to happen . . . and I don't know how many soldiers die while it's happening."
"Republicans are going to make it happen - no, Americans are going to make it happen," he said.
I can't wait to see what standard he uses to declare victory...
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