Three new surveys released immediately prior to the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the progress reports of Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker show that the country’s political environment remains essentially unchanged – bad news for the White House and congressional Republicans. Most important to the current moment, attitudes on Iraq are unmoved and voters indicate little receptivity to reports of progress from Petraeus and the Bush administration.

Democracy Corps Poll (PDF)
Mike Castle is squarely on the wrong side of the timetable for withdrawal:

ABC News reports that 55% of Americans favor a timetable or deadline. CBS reports that number is 64% based on their polls and Gallup puts the percent of Americans who favor a timetable at 60%.

“No timetables” has been the one thing that Mike Castle has been unequivocal about. Knowing how he operates, I expect the equivocation to commence immediately.

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