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Democrats Split over Calls for Iraq Withdrawal

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Democrats Split over Calls for Iraq Withdrawal

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Democrats Split over Calls for Iraq Withdrawal

Democrats Split over Calls for Iraq Withdrawal

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Congress is on Thanksgiving break, and Capitol Hill is much quieter today than a few days ago when Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq. His emotional plea last Thursday stoked the debate between the Republicans and Democrats over the future of the war, but it also put the spotlight squarely on the Democratic party. A look at dissension among Democrats.

Guests:

Tom Daschle, former Democratic leader in the Senate, and special policy adviser for Alston & Bird's Legislative and Public Policy Group

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)

Ken Rudin, NPR Political Editor