October 19, 2005: Rice Wants to Follow Afghan Model in Iraq (AP)

  • “Even if withdrawal timelines are deemed unwise because they might provide a strategic advantage to the insurgency, the American people need to more fully understand the basis upon which our troops are likely to come home,” Lugar said.
  • Biden drew on the White House’s frequent explanation of a strategy, saying: “Staying the course is clearly something the American people will not follow — will not follow. So tell us, what are the standards?”