February 23, 2007

Action

Now for a real move. Senate Dems are moving to repeal the 2002 resolution authorizing the war in Iraq.

As John Kerry says "I've had enough of nonbinding"

The new framework would set a goal for withdrawing combat brigades by March 31, 2008, the same timetable established by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. Once the combat phase ends, troops would be restricted to assisting Iraqis with training, border security and counterterrorism.


Now for a real fight. Vote to bring the troops home or face the voters.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) pointed out that Democrats still have public opinion strongly on their side and that a vote on any plan would place Republicans in more jeopardy than Democrats. A new, more restrictive authorization for the war also is gaining serious consideration in the House, Emanuel noted.

1 comment:

larry said...

It'll never come to a vote. There's no way the Repubs will allow a straight up-or-down vote on this, and not one person in the mainstream press will note how hypocritical this is.