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Edwards challenges Congress on Iraq

From NBC's Mark Murray
In advance of next week's Petraeus report on Iraq, Edwards held a conference call with reporters to insist that Congress measure progress there on this one question and nothing else: "Has there been serious progress to a political solution?"

"The answer to that is no," he said in answering his own question.

Edwards said, as he's done in the past, that Congress should pass the next Iraq spending bill only with a timetable for withdrawal attached. And if Bush should veto that legislation, Congress should keep re-submitting the same bill. "It is time for the Congress to end this," he said. "It's time for the Congress to stand its ground."