GOP Senator: Patience on Iraq Is Limited

Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott said Monday that President Bush’s new strategy in Iraq has until about fall before GOP members will need to see results.

Lott’s comment put a fine point on what Senate Republican stalwarts have been discussing quietly for weeks. It also echoed remarks made this weekend by House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicating the GOP’s limited patience on the war.

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