Nelson Sides with Bush?

December 12, 2005 at 1:28pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I may not be reading Senator Ben Nelson’s comments correctly, but doesn’t it sound like he pretty much agrees with President Bush’s Iraq strategy (err, “strategy”)?

The Bush administration needs to establish “measurable goals and standards” that guide gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops as Iraq increases its own military capability, Ben Nelson says.

“We can’t just pull up stakes and leave,” the Democratic senator said in a Lincoln interview.

“We shouldn’t cut and run,” he said. “But Iraq has to win the war.”

Odd that our Democratic senator echoes our Republican president’s remarks, while our Republican senator sounds more like a Democrat on this issue.

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