Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are unhappy with Barack Obama's plan to begin drawing down troops in Iraq. They think keeping 50,000 troops in Iraq is not justified. perhaps they can arrange to bring in peacekeeping forces from neighboring Iran.
Top lawmakers skeptical of Obama's Iraq plan
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer –
WASHINGTON – Congressional leaders were skeptical as they awaited details on President Barack Obama's plan to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq while leaving tens of thousands behind. Senior administration officials were expected to outline a plan that would bring most of the 142,000 forces home by August 2010. As many as 50,000 troops could remain for cleanup and protection operations.
"I have been one for a long time that's called for significant cutbacks in Iraq, and I am happy to listen to the secretary of defense and the president," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Thursday before the briefing at the White House. "But when they talk about 50,000, that's a little higher number than I had anticipated."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had said Wednesday that she too wanted to hear the president's justification for keeping 50,000 troops in Iraq. (excerpt) read more at news.yahoo.com