Senator Chris Dodd, from 6 September 2007:
"I cannot and will not support any measure that does not have a firm and enforceable deadline to complete the redeployment of combat troops from Iraq. Only then will Congress be able to send a clear message to the President that we are changing course in Iraq, and a message to the Iraqis that they need to get their political house in order."
Here we are just over a year later, and for some reason, asking the "Big Three" and their union, the UAW, for a concrete timetable (and associated commitment), is unreasonable and unattainable. Amazing.