The world's largest radical fringe

Dan Bartlett, meet reality.

Published April 27, 2007 2:04PM (EDT)

White House counselor Dan Bartlett on the candidates in Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate: "All they are trying to do is placate a very radical element of their own party who says, 'Get out now. Damn the consequences. It doesn't matter, just get out.' And that is not a serious foreign policy."

Reality check: In the latest polling on Iraq, 64 percent of Americans say the United States should set a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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