An Historic Moment

No, it’s not the withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Iraq by August 2010. It’s the fact that I agree with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid on their objection to the size of the residual force:

“I’m happy to listen to the secretary of defense and the president, but when they talk about 50,000, that’s a little higher number than I anticipated,” Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader, told reporters before heading to the White House. After the meeting, his spokesman said Mr. Reid still held those concerns.

Another person briefed on the closed-door session said Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House speaker, was particularly upset about the residual force. She kicked off the public criticism on Wednesday by saying she did not understand “the justification” for 50,000 troops.

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