As Americans mark the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq, one of Wisconsin's U.S. Senators is continuing his call for an end to the conflict.
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) says the war is a "mistake" that needs to be corrected. Five years later, he says there have been nearly 4,000 American deaths, 30,000 soldiers injured, and a price tag of $10 billion a month. The military is also stretched thin and Feingold believes that puts America more at risk for an attack.
However, Feingold says ending the war will be difficult because President Bush remains committed to the effort and because Democrats remain divided on what to do. He says getting them on the same page in an effort to end the war might help bring Republicans in line with an effort to set a timetable for a troop withdraw.
The Wisconsin Democrat is hopeful for the future though, since both Democratic Presidential candidates have come out in support of his legislation to bring our troops home. Feingold says it doesn't make sense to continue the current open-ended military policy.