Having spoken with Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.), I believe that this is the best bill the House can successfully pass that will end the war and bring our troops home from Iraq.  This is not the bill that many of us want, it's the best bill we are likely to get, and I am going to support it.  This bill is historic in that it sets a date-certain for the withdrawal of troops.  That is certainly a step in the right direction.  I respect the Speaker's judgment, and believe that we should give her plan a chance.

Our servicemen and servicewomen have performed courageously in Iraq, and we are deeply grateful for their sacrifice and unflagging commitment. They have served our Nation admirably, despite inadequate planning by the Bush Administration. This war has cost us 3,200 American lives and over $400 billion. Our troops and our country have sacrificed enough.
Let's bring them home.