Earlier this week, Senators Carl Levin and John McCain have a rather heated exchange over Iraq policy and benchmarks for progress.
McCain: "Senator, I think I'm familiar with the sentiment of many of the troops and the fact is they want to win. And that's what they want and that's why we're changing the strategy, Mr. Chairman, and I'm sorry you don't support the strategy."
Levin: "It's a strategy which has failed and finally the President acknowledged that he did not have a winning strategy, so I'm glad we have not, many of us, supported what has proven to be a failed strategy. I'm delighted the President has acknowledged that he wants to change that strategy, finally, after two months ago saying 'we're absolutely winning in Iraq.'"
Last night, Reuters broke the story that Bush has quietly accepted the Republican congressional minority's proposal for benchmarks in Iraq.