Ohio’s John Boehner, leader of the House GOP, joined me for a, well, spirited discussion of the Iraq debate unfolding in the House. I think the Minority Leader is a fine guy and a conservative, but I strongly disagree with his “benchmarks” proposal, and I think that, like many senators, the House Republican leadership is seriously underestimating the anger in the party at the tactics they are employing on the war. They need to be defending the war, and the troops and General Petraeus, not searching for political cover.
The Minority Leader’s phone: (202) 225-6205. His fax: (202) 225-0704.