Fourth District Congressman Ike Skelton, whose district includes Lamar, introduced a resolution in the House Wednesday calling for President Bush to develop a specific plan to improve the training of Iraqi security forces.
The demand came after the president said that no timetable for bringing American troops home could be established until the Iraqis are capable of handling security themselves.
This should not be seen as just another instance of a Democrat taking potshots at the president. Skelton is a member of the rapidly vanishing middle-of-the-road Democrat and has a strong pro-military background.
Skelton is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.