Kyl says Senate GOP will stick with President on Iraq
Senate Republican leader says GOP will hold on Iraq:
Let's hope he's right. The alternative would, at first, be a big constitutional mess...followed, in the worst case, by a precipitous US withdrawal - and the mess that will follow.
Sen. Jon Kyl yesterday said he is "confident" that Congress' Republican minority will remain unified enough to block attempts by Democrats to cut funding for the Iraq war or to set troop withdrawal timetables.
The chairman of the Republican Policy Committee said recent antiwar pronouncements by a couple of Senate Republicans does not mean they will support the upcoming onslaught of Democratic measures designed to end the war.
"I think what we have here is, ironically, a pretty shared vision of where we want to go," White House spokesman Tony Snow said before the meeting with Mr. Kyl at the White House about relations between Mr. Bush and Republican senators on the Iraq issue.