Conservative U.S. Senator Predicts Iraq Troop Withdrawals Come September

28 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Conservative U.S. Senator Predicts Iraq Troop Withdrawals Come September</h1><p>May 28, 2007 (LPAC)--U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a former staunch conservative ally of the President, said that he and most other congressmen expect a reduction in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq starting this September.</p><p>American statesman and Democrat, Lyndon LaRouche, commented that Sessions, among others who have made similar statements since the Congress passed Iraq War supplemental funding on May 24, is "covering himself in the ongoing battle between the non-functional President, warmonger Dick Cheney, and the Congress."</p><p>On May 27, on CBS' <em>Face the Nation</em> , Sessions said, "By September, when Gen. Petraeus is to make a report, I think most of the people in Congress believe, unless something extraordinary occurs, that we should be on a move to draw those surge numbers down ... We have to know that we can't achieve everything we'd like to achieve. I don't think we need to be an occupying power. This is a fine line we've walked, and this surge has got to be temporary."</p><p>Asked if Bush agrees, Sessions replied, "The President is coming around." Sessions' remarks were similar to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks of May 25.</p></div></body>