Finding the Exit

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The Bush Administration is launching a major PR offensive designed to convince people that America is winning the war in Iraq. The White House is now hearing rumblings from the halls of Congress that started last week when two Democrats and two Republicans called on the Administration to come up with a strategy by the end of this year, for withdrawing U.S. troops.

It was an about face for Republicans who have stood solidly behind President Bush in this fight, but beyond the halls of Congress, polls show that public patience with the war is wearing thin.

With over 1700 American soldiers now killed, and an insurgency that every day claims the lives of Iraqi security forces and civilians, many in this country are wondering — how does it end? And wondering when that will become part of this President’s calculation.


Congressman Marty Meehan, Democratic Representative from the 5th Distric of Massachusetts

Christopher Gelpi, Member of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies

Celeste Zappala, Mother of Sgt. Sherwood Baker, National Guard reservist killed in Iraq