Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Drip, Drip, Drip

In what is becoming the political equivalent of the Chinese Water Torture (appropriately enough), yet another stalwart for Bush's Iraq War policy has decided that withdrawal is the right course.

Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, saying the political "tide has turned'' on the Iraq War, backed forcing President George W. Bush to withdraw U.S. troops and predicted that more Republicans will abandon his war policy.

Snowe's decision, five days after New Mexico Republican Pete Domenici called for a new U.S. military policy in Iraq, reflects the wavering support for Bush's war policy within the president's own party in the Senate.

Snowe said she is considering lending her support to an amendment, still being drafted by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, which would require troop withdrawals to begin within 120 days.

Unlike Domenici, Snowe is not up for reelection in 2008.