Santorum Calls for Commission on Iraq: "Santorum Calls for Commission on Iraq
Friday, January 6, 11:23 a.m.
Senator Rick Santorum, (R) PA, is calling on President George Bush to establish a commission or a panel of experts to study the progress being made in Iraq and to then, report to the American people.
Santorum is chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. In his letter to the president, Santorum said the commission should look at the current military operations in Iraq and the need to better assess and communicate how the effort to establish a stable democracy in the Middle East is progressing.
The senator said the American people deserve to know how both military and civil operations are going.
Senator Santorum has been a staunch supporter of President Bush.
Santorum's opponent in the U.S. Senate race is Pennsylvania Treasurer Robert Casey, Jr. A spokesperson with the Casey campaign, Larry Smar, said of the proposal, "Before anyone would believe that Senator Santorum has asked any serious questions about Bush's Iraq policy, Senator Santorum would have to first apologize for saying the media has been over-reporting the body count.""