Sen. Pete Domenici joined a growing chorus of Republicans Thursday who are calling for a change in course in U.S. military strategy in Iraq — sooner rather than later.

Domenici, R-N.M., says he supports a bipartisan Senate bill that would create conditions that could allow for a drawdown of U.S. combat forces in Iraq by next March.

Domenici said he does not want to wait until September, when military commanders are to give an assessment.

Parents of New Mexico's military war dead in the past told him the U.S. should stay in Iraq as long as it takes, Domenici said. Those same parents are asking him to do more to bring troops home sooner, he added.