From MSNBC Newsweek World News:
You Cannot Solve This Problem Militarily according to Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, second in command in Iraq, about the challenges going forward...
The Democrats, however, may be pressed into immediate action. Republican insiders think the Dems, once faced with funding votes, won't dare to vote "no," and that even the idea of attaching conditions to further spending could fail if conservative "Blue Dog" Democrats balk.Read the full article here.
They'll face particularly urgent calls if the president proposes a surge in the number of American troops in Iraq as part of the "Way Forward" plan. Announcing his presidential candidacy, former Sen. John Edwards—a reluctant war supporter turned foe—branded escalation a "huge mistake." Pelosi & Co. agree—and, soon, they can show just how much they are willing to risk to prove it.