Tuesday, August 01, 2006


So Bayh's view is:

Does Bayh think we need to leave Iraq? Yes. Does he think the Iraqis have gotten their political act together? no. Does he think the Bush Administration has a plan to help the Iraqis do that? Absolutely Not. Does he support adopting a flexible timeline for leaving (like Levin-Reed)? Yes. He does, however, oppose a date-specific withdrawal and he opposes a policy of staying the course indefinitely.

Senator Bayh believes that the question is not whether we should be out, but how we should get out. He agrees that we need to leave, he just think we need a plan to leave as Iraq stable as possible, because that is in our national security interest.