Democrats Unveil Iraq Resolution
House Democrats released a concise, 60-word nonbinding resolution today that disapproves of President Bush’s decision in early January to commit 21,500 additional troops to the Iraq War, and voices its support for the U.S. military.
The resolution was circulated today by House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), House Foreign Affairs Chairman Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) and Rep. Walter Jones Jr. (R-N.C.). A vote is expected Thursday.
The text resolves: “Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.”
— Susan Davis