Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Bush allies dropping like flies

As one might expect with an election year nearing, Congress has begun to actually listen to its constituents, and is now beginning to turn against the Bush administration's Iraq war. This editorial in the L.A. Times nicely sums up the major Republican players who are now breaking ranks with the Bush administration in calling for a debate on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Here are a few interesting quotes from them:

"Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse... the White House is completely disconnected from reality. It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we're losing in Iraq." - Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee

"Too often we've been told, and the American people have been told, that we're at a turning point," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on NBC's "Meet the Press," as he disagreed with Cheney's absurd claim last week that the Iraq insurgency is in its "last throes." "What the American people should have been told and should be told [is that] it's long, it's hard, it's tough."