The President's plan for Iraq is out there. 21 thousand more troops and billions of dollars in costs. Reaction around the state is diverse.
Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) says it's the wrong direction for the country. And she says Democrats will stand-up to the president unlike the republican controlled congress did.
Bill Richardson with "Vote No to Cut and Run" says the President is right to send more troops to help the Iraqis take control but it will take time to train them. He says they are willing to work at it and cites examples of how they still line up to join the security forces even though they may get bombed or shot.
The President said this latest plan is not open ended but gave no time table. Steve Burns of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice says we were told things would get better after several milestones. Iraq's sovereignty. Formation of a new government. An Iraqi Constitution and the election. Burns says the American people aren't buying it anymore. The only time table of interest now is when the troops come home.