The headline from today's New York Times:
Senate Republicans Pushing for a Plan on Ending the War in Iraq
In a sign of increasing unease among Congressional Republicans over the war in Iraq, the Senate is to consider on Tuesday a Republican proposal that calls for Iraqi forces to take the lead next year in securing the nation and for the Bush administration to lay out its strategy for ending the war.
The commentary from the MyDD blog:
Like cockroaches from sunlight, Republicans are scrambling to get away from President Bush, who's driven the relatively young 'permanent Republican majority' right into a brick wall.
The first reader's comment from the MyDD blog:
Really bad when the DC Dems have just figured out that the war is an issue, and half of them still don't know what to say about it, then the Reps just take it away. Maybe we'll still get to hear Hillary, Biden et al talk about how we can't leave.
The commenter's name:
Et tu, Will Bunch?
He's after Hillary Clinton to say those three words that John Edwards was able to say this week.
Meanwhile, Scrappleface hangs another fanciful pelt from its righty belt. Says al Qaida's man in Iraq is backing the Republican's plan:
"We think it is important for a democracy such as the United States to be transparent with the public," said Mr. Zarqawi in a video statement released to al-Jazeera TV and CNN. "We'll all feel better when we learn strategic and tactical details of how Mr. Bush intends to stop al Qaeda from turning Iraq into the first major victory in the global jihad."