Saturday, February 17, 2007

Iraq resolution: text & context

Caught up in praise of hometown heroine Speaker Nancy Pelosi, my local paper neglected to publish the anti-Iraq-surge resolution that the House passed 246-182 yesterday and that the Senate just blocked 56-34. Text counts as well as context, so here's H. Con. Res. 63:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
(1) 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
(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.

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