Senate Republicans Becoming Impatient Over Failure of Iraq Policy

Add Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott and Minority Leader John Boehner to the list of Republicans who might be backing away from Bush’s Iraq policy:

Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott (news, bio, voting record) said Monday that President Bush’s new strategy in Iraq has until about fall before GOP members will need to see results.

Lott’s comment put a fine point on what Senate Republican stalwarts have been discussing quietly for weeks. It also echoed remarks made this weekend by House Minority Leader John Boehner (news, bio, voting record), R-Ohio, indicating the GOP’s limited patience on the war.

“I do think this fall we have to see some significant changes on the ground, in Baghdad and other surrounding areas,” Lott, R-Miss., told reporters.

Update:  More at The Washington Post

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