Sunday, July 8, 2007

Is Bush finally facing the music on Iraq?

In Monday's edition of The New York Times, it's reported that senior Bush administration officials, faced with a growing rebellion among Senate Republicans over the war in Iraq, are considering strategies for a gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops.

The paper says that such talks previously had been expected no sooner than September when military commanders and U.S. diplomats in Iraq are scheduled to report on the war situation, but the deteriorating political situation in Washington and across the country have made discussions more urgent.

Senate Democrats, emboldened perhaps by growing public pressure for impeachment of both Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and by increasing unrest among Republicans over the war, are likely to make a new push this week for troop-withdrawal timetables.

This is shaping up as Bush's summer of discontent, and it's not yet three weeks old.


Suz said...

For the record, I do know that Born in the USA is not necessarily an Americana-anthem, I remember the drama when Regan picked it for his campaign song; despite the fact, I like the song and when I'm out partying with my friends, social consciousness isnt at the forefront of my concern, I'm too busy having fun and can enjoy it for a great tune.

The Rascal said...

I think Suz intended this comment for the post below on "Born in the USA." But,hey, no prob.