Clinton's remarks yesterday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention might raise a few eyebrows. The New York Times writes that Clinton said "that some elements of the strategy in Iraq appeared to be achieving success, but said a military solution was unattainable and the best way to honor the service of American troops was to 'bring them home.' 'We've begun to change tactics in Iraq, and in some areas, particularly in Al Anbar Province, it's working,' said Mrs. Clinton."
More: "The remarks were notable because Mrs. Clinton has been a consistent critic of the Bush administration's troop escalation in Iraq, and Republican presidential candidates have been seizing on signs of progress in Al Anbar Province in arguing against a troop withdrawal."
The New York Daily News headlines Clinton and McCain speaking at the VFW convention with, "Hil wins cheers, McCain hearts at VFW."
Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and John Warner (R-VA) issued a joint statement basically calling for the democratic ousting of Iraq's Prime Minister al-Maliki. "Warner did not explicitly call for the removal of the Maliki government. But he joined Mr. Levin in a joint statement that, while noting some success under the current troop increase in improving the security situation in Iraq, was tempered by a grim assessment of political progress." By the way, the joint statement also noted that they believe the "surge" is having "measurable results."
The Washington Times: "Top Senate Democrats have started to acknowledge progress in Iraq, with the chairman of the Armed Services Committee yesterday saying the U.S. troop surge is producing 'measurable results.' Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan highlighted improved security in Baghdad and al Qaeda losses in Anbar province as examples of success — a shift for Democrats who have mainly discounted or ignored advances on the battlefield for weeks."