Oregon Congressman Has Big Iraq Plans
This week the United States House of Representatives began debate on a non-binding resolution which would express the House’s opposition to President Bush’s decision to escalate America’s military involvement in Iraq. Here is how the resolution reads (right from the Speaker’s website):
(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.
This is not the resolution I would have wanted. My ideal resolution would have involved sending the president and vice-president to Iraq where they could take personal charge of the chaotic situation they themselves created. But we rarely live in the ideal world.
So I’ll take this resolution as a first and long overdue step in bringing this war to a conclusion.
I admire those Republicans who in the debate over this resolution are bucking their party and putting principle before partisan gain.
Have you sent your member of a Congress a letter or e-mail asking that they oppose the president’s escalation? If not, do it today. Just click here.
Has anyone heard word yet on how your House member will vote? Are you happy with their position?
In a related story U.S., Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) (pictured above) is working on a plan to get all our troops out of Iraq. Click here for more.