Aiken was the Republican Senator from Vermont who proposed during the War in Vietnam that the President “declare victory and get out.”
That’s the Obama strategy for Iraq, as embodied in his Camp Lejeune speech. All combat forces out in nineteen months (up from the proposed sixteen), leaving 35-50,000 behind; all troops out in 2011. From the lack of resignations, it appears that he got Petraeus and Odierno to hold still for it. And McCain is supporting the plan.