Democrats Shift Debate to Iraq Endgame
By Paul Richter
The Los Angeles Times
Friday 09 March 2007
Their argument offers the public a choice: Stay indefinitely as Bush urges or shift US soldiers into a secondary role.
Washington - The new Democratic proposals for Iraq may eventually be weakened or killed, but in one stroke they have transformed a many-sided debate about the conflict into a sharp-edged argument about the endgame.
Ever since the midterm election signaled deepening public unhappiness with the war, Republicans have urged a push toward victory while Democrats have complained about the administration's course but not gathered around a single alternative.