First, John Warner:
"I hail what he did," said Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., former chairman of the Armed Services Committee. "It shows the strength that each of us individually must bring to this debate."
Then, George Vionovich:
Ohio Sen. George Voinovich sent a letter to the president today, stressing the need for a "comprehensive plan for our country's gradual military disengagement from Iraq."
And Jeff Sessions:
There is a growing feeling among senators that the U.S. presence in Iraq needs review, [Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)] said, adding that he agrees that troops levels should be reduced "as soon as it is realistic to do it."
Finally, the Republican ladies from Maine were wavering before Lugar led the charge on the revolt.
Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe is pushing legislation calling for a withdrawal plan if the Iraqi government fails to make progress on a series of benchmarks for reconciling the country's rival sectarian communities.
And in a recent interview with The Times, Maine's other Republican senator, Susan Collins, said she believed "every option has to be on the table, including a significant but gradual withdrawal of our forces.
The dam has broken, the wall is crumbling and we are on the cusp of a major course change in Iraq. And still, the story doesn't even warrant a mention on Wizbang Classic.
Now that's classic!
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