Dems Willing to Deal on Troop Pullout

They're easing off deadline after some surge progress
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2007 3:20 AM CDT
U.S. soldier secures an area from a helicopter carrying U.S. military and Iraqi Government officials for a meeting with tribal leaders to discuss cooperation and security matters at Patrol Base Murray...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Senate Democrats are signaling they are willing to compromise with Republicans on a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq. The Democrats, who pushed before the summer recess for a pullout deadline next spring, have been undercut by some progress in Iraq and the success of the White House in maintaining Republican support for the war, reports the New York Times.

The Democrats will likely press for some modest withdrawals by the end of the year. They are also considering revisiting some earlier bipartisan proposals. One is a proposal that any troops deployed in Iraq must spend an equal amount of time in the US before being sent back.