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Doolittle: Congress will get tough about war’s direction

Congress expects progress in the war by the end of the year, and wants Iraqis to be in more control of their own destiny according to Congressman John Doolittle, (R-Roseville).

In a conference call with Northern California reporters today, Doolittle said, “Congress will increasingly take a tougher line on this,” as President Bush’s tenure winds down. Bush leaves office in Jan. 2009 , right after the November elections in 2008.

Doolittle said there is a good chance for some American troops to be coming home before the President leaves office, but presented no specific plans or ideas toward that end.

The Congressman said the war and the Middle East were becoming “a bubbling cauldron,” that apparently won’t end soon, and he is becoming “less an less comfortable,” with U.S. efforts there.

“I and others in the Republican Party want the Iraqis to do their jobs,” Doolittle said, politically and militarily. “We expect some progress by the end of the year.”

For the full story, see Friday’s edition of The Union.

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