What’s Rahm Got to Do With It?
Although Rahm Emanuel has expressed skittishness about his staff (and himself) appearing on the Colbert Show, he has been doing some tough talking on behalf of the Democrats troop withdrawal plan.
Bush now has the difficult task of trying to convince Americans to stick with him in a four-year-old war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,200 US troops.
While 57% of Americans support the Democrats’ plan to begin withdrawing troops and with 36% rejecting it, you could say that the Dems have a quorum. The House bill contains a mandatory September 1, 2008, deadline for pulling out combat troops and the Senate mandates the withdrawal to begin sooner, but sets next March 31 as a goal for them to be out.
“We can’t continue to pursue an Iraq policy based on fairy tales and rose-coloured glasses. A majority of both the House and Senate have voted to change it. The president should join us,” said Illinois Democratic Rep. Rahm Emanuel.