"A troop surge in Baghdad would put more American troops at risk to address a problem that is not a military problem," Coleman said Wednesday on the Senate floor.Senator Coleman is the quintessential political weather vane. Once a Democrat when Democrats were a political force, Coleman became a Republican in time to benefit from Republican ascendancy to power in the 90's. But now the winds are changing again and Coleman is beginning to distance himself from the President. He is up for re-election in 2008 and if current trends continue, he won't look much different by then from whatever opposition faces him.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Bush's Plan is in Trouble
Bush hasn't announced his plan yet to escalate the war in Iraq, but it is already clear he is in trouble. How do I know? Today our MN Senator Norm Coleman took to the floor and announced his opposition: