Former TN Congressman Harold Ford (D), had a fairly good idea for the Administration and Congress. The sides need to get together and try to talk and develop some sort of dialogue rather than playing the high stakes game of chicken currently going on in Washington.
Although I’m all for talk, I’m not sure if either side can muster the political will, to attempt to find some common ground with regard to Iraq. The seeming snubbing of General Petraeus by Speaker Pelosi, who wouldn’t even attend his briefing, but took a phone call instead, states pretty plainly that she is not really willing to engage in substantive dialogue, but then again, it’s unlikely that the President would be given much wiggle room, other than establishing a timeline.
On another note, former Rep. Ford is a very likeable and articulate politician, who must have become a closet Republican to take a job with Fox. It would be better if those in Congress had his demeanor, which has always been engaging. Although, Ford is not a conservative, he certainly is among the more moderate voices in the Democratic camp, and I for one, look forward to his insights on the dealing on Capital Hill.