From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Isn't this statement -- and audio recording -- from Dodd on Dems not ruling troops in Iraq until 2013 two days late:
"I think it is shocking that so-called frontrunners of this race for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency cannot tell the American people without any qualification that they would end this war by 2013. It's indefensible that they would allow this war to go on for another six years and become the longest war in American history, at tremendous cost in terms of human life and to our treasury.
"As President of the United States, I will certainly end the war by 2013, as I said last evening, but we cannot afford to wait until then, or even 2009 for that matter. I think we need to end this war now. That's why I'm fighting to use Congress' power of the purse to stop financing this disastrous policy. It hurts our country, keeps us less safe, more vulnerable, more isolated in the world. By every measure this war has made us far less secure as a nation. I understand that, the American people certainly know that, but I am deeply disappointed that my colleagues, my opponents for the Presidential nomination, apparently do not."