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Pelosi & Reid Forget: They Agree With the President

2:53 PM, Sep 14, 2007 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
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McQ over at QandO reminds Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid of where they stood on Iraq until very recently:

Nancy Pelosi said:

"Months ago, House and Senate Democratic leaders suggested to the President that he implement one of the Study Group's chief recommendations - to change the primary mission of U.S. troops in Iraq from combat to training and support, which would enable the redeployment of U.S. forces to begin. Now that the Study Group has endorsed this proposal, I hope that the President will recognize that he must take our policy in Iraq in a new direction.

"If the President is serious about the need for change in Iraq, he will find Democrats ready to work with him in a bipartisan fashion...

Harry Reid said:

Like the Iraq Study Group, I urge the President to change course. He will find Congress ready and willing to work with him. The Senate will do its part next year and conduct strong oversight to ensure the President carries out an effective change in policy. Our troops in Iraq, including hundreds of Nevadans, have sacrificed so much. It is time for President Bush to reward their effort by bringing the country together around a new way forward."

McQ reminds us of precisely what the ISG recommendations were that Pelosi and Reid were endorsing. Read the whole post for detail.