GOP Leader Says Senators Are Frustrated By Iraq - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

GOP Leader Says Senators Are Frustrated By Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate GOP leader, said Sunday that senators in both parties are frustrated with the Iraqi government.

``I don't know what their problem is, but this country has made an enormous investment in giving the Iraqis a chance to have a normal government after all of these years of Saddam Hussein and his atrocities,'' McConnell said on CNN's ``Late Edition.''

``And there's a growing sense of bipartisan frustration in the Senate over the lack of progress on the political side of the Iraqi government,'' he said. ``I think benchmarks will be a part of the final package that we get to the president for signature on the troop funding bill.''

Bush has offered to seek compromise with congressional Democrats over a war spending bill setting benchmarks for progress in Iraq.

McConnell said House Democrats ``have gone from micromanaging the war to now trying to microfund the war.'' But he said that Republicans also ``overwhelmingly feel disappointed about the Iraqi government. I read just this week that a significant number of the Iraqi parliament want to vote to ask us to leave.

``If they vote to ask us to leave, we'll be glad to comply with their request,'' McConnell said.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.