Wow, this is a big change from just three days ago. The White House and their pit bulls in the conservative fringe media must have really pissed him off with their reactions to his original statement.
Here's Sen. John Warner of Virginia (ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee) just three days ago:
"Let the president set the timetable; let's not have the Congress set any timetable.... [T]he Congress has repeatedly tried to set timetables and a total plan by certain dates to have a withdrawal. I have voted against that, and I will continue to vote against that type of proposition."
Here's Sen. John Warner this morning, on Meet The Press:
GOP Sen. John Warner, who wants U.S. troops to start coming home from Iraq by Christmas, said Sunday he may support Democratic legislation ordering withdrawals if President Bush refuses to set a return timetable soon.
"I'm going to have to evaluate it," Warner said. "I don't say that as a threat. I say that as an option we'll all have to consider."
It's a start.