Iraqi parliament weighs limits on U.S. presence.

Leaders in the Iraqi parliament yesterday said “that they were taking steps to examine the U.S. military presence in Iraq with an eye toward possibly restricting the force’s activities, in a continuing backlash over an American raid that Iraqi officials say killed 13 civilians.” A September poll found that 70 percent of Iraqis believe President Bush’s escalation has “worsened” their lives.

UPDATE: In May, several GOP lawmakers said that if the Iraqi parliament calls for withdrawal, they will change their positions and “respect their wishes.”