CNN reports that Sen. Collins "will consider calling for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq if sufficient progress has not been made in the country by September."
Someone pinch me.
In all seriousness: It's one thing to consider calling for troop withdrawal. It's another thing to actually call for troop withdrawal. And it's yet another thing to back those words up with actions.
Look: If Collins was serious about redeployment, she had a chance to put that conviction into action less than two weeks ago. It was called the emergency supplemental spending bill.
But she voted against it. And by lining up with the President, she voted for more of the same.
Given the chance to make a difference, Maine's junior senator opted not to rock the Republican boat.
There's no getting away from that.