As of today, the Democratic Congress has had responsibility for the Iraq war for three years and just under 10 months -- exactly as long as the Republicans controlled the purse strings on Iraq.
The Democrats' three years and 10 months goes back to Jan. 4, 2007, when Nancy Pelosi was handed the gavel as Speaker of the House.
The Democratic Congress now has spent $387 billion on the Iraq war, through the "surge" in 2007, victory in 2008, troop pullbacks in 2009 and major pull-outs in 2010. About 49,000 American GIs remain in Iraq.
Bipartisan success. In three years and 10 months (March 2003 through 2006), the Republican Congress spent $349 billion on the Iraq war.
The liberation of Iraq has been a bipartisan project.