Add Sens. Judd Gregg and Lamar Alexander to the list of Republicans who have soured on Iraq but refuse to do anything about it.
On Friday, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee told the paper, “It should be clear to the president that there needs to be a new strategy. Our policy in Iraq is drifting;” and “Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, who helped lead the charge earlier this year against Democratic efforts to oppose Bush’s troop buildup, said: ‘We don’t seem to be making a lot of progress.'”[…] “None of these GOP lawmakers has embraced Democratic legislation to compel a troop withdrawal,” the paper notes. “But nearly five years after congressional Republicans overwhelmingly answered Bush’s call for military action against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, some are doing what was once unthinkable: challenging a wartime president from their own party.”
Profiles in courage all.