Pelosi: Will Domenici and Other Republicans Vote for Change of Course in Iraq?

July 5, 2007
Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Republican Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico called for a new U.S. military strategy in Iraq:

'Another senior Republican senator has broken with the failed Iraq policy of President Bush.  Senator Domenici's March 2008 timetable is consistent with the legislation Democrats have proposed as recently as June 29 to redeploy our troops and reflects the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.  Yet President Bush and most of his party in the House and Senate remain firmly committed to a policy that has failed and a war without end.

'Senator Warner's benchmarks, Senator Lugar's declaration, and the realization by Senators Domenici and Voinovich that a change is needed in Iraq demonstrate bipartisan support for an end to the war.  Now the question is whether they will join in a bipartisan way in voting to change course in Iraq and to bring our troops home?  For those in Congress who have yet to speak out, the question is: how long until you respect the wishes of the American people to end this war?'