The U.S. commitment in Iraq cannot be open-ended. It's the timing, not the incertitude, of this clamor for withdrawal that is the most troubling. As Iraqis bravely go to the polls once again and demonstrate their will to build a new, democratic society, Lieberman must occasionally wonder: Which side, the 27 million or the 10,000, do some of his colleagues want to see prevail?
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