Time to think

Trent Lott says Bush has until fall to show progress in Iraq or ... or ... or ...

Published May 8, 2007 1:45PM (EDT)

Sen. Trent Lott said Monday what a lot of congressional Republicans are apparently thinking: By this fall, "we have to see some significant changes on the ground, in Baghdad and other surrounding areas."

Or else? Well, as the Associated Press explains, Lott declined to say. He did say, however, that lawmakers have time to think about the "or else" before they have to decide.

It must be nice.

Twenty-seven U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the first day of May. At this rate, an additional 500 Americans will be dead by the first day of fall.

By Tim Grieve

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

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