A very important Senate vote

With an eye towards 2008, some are saying that the Senate vote on the Iraq resolution is going to make or break some campaigns for re-election and some campaigns for the White House.

However, first, the actual vote has to be taken and Republicans have thus far filibustered a vote on the Warner resolution. 

I think that it is within Congress’ duty and responsibility to demand a time table on accomplishments in the war in Iraq.  We are way past someone stepping up and holding someone accountable for the lack of progress. 

4 comments

  1. John Douglas says:

    Well, it seems the Republicans learned how to control Senate debate from the Democrats. All they need is 40 votes and with 49, that seems to be what happened on the Iraq resolution. Congratulations to the GOP for killing this “Defeat and Retreat” measure. Our soldiers deserve better than the white flags flying out of all the Democratic and a few GOP offices.

  2. Bull Moose says:

    Dear goodness John Douglas, our troops in the field deserve to be put into combat knowing that their Commander in Chief has a real plan for victory and not a continuation of what has existed for the past 4 years.

    I’m sorry if this is going to seem like a contradiction, but while I do think we need more troops, I believe strongly that Congress took TOO much of a back seat over the past 4 years in following the administration’s line on Iraq. Look where it got us.

    Vote your conscience on the Warner resolution, but if Iraq doesn’t look better by this summer, we’ve got bigger things to worry about than procedural matters in the US Senate.

  3. Calybos1 says:

    So the Republicans in Congress are so scared that they can’t even face up to a NONBINDING resolution?

    This is frickin’ hilarious.

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