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Friday, February 16, 2007

Pretty, Petty, Ornamantal, Decorative Non-Binding Resolution Passes In House

The US House of Representatives has voted in favour of a resolution criticising President George W Bush's decision to send extra troops to Iraq, BBC:

    Seventeen of his Republican Party joined the Democrats in passing the non-binding motion 246 to 182.


    "The president's escalation plan repeats past mistakes. The stakes in Iraq are too high to recycle proposals that have little prospect for success.

    "The bipartisan resolution today may be non-binding. But it will send a strong message to the president - we here in Congress are committed to protecting and supporting our troops," [Said Speaker Nanny Pelosi)

    House Minority Leader John Boehner had urged lawmakers to vote against the motion, saying it was "the first step towards a tragic, unthinkable goal".

    "We face a sophisticated, determined enemy who wants to annihilate our way of life," he said.

Even Liberal Democrat Presidential Wanna-Be Bill Richardson said he'd rather see the war defunded than have majority Dems pass a non-binding resolution.

HERE is who and how they voted. House.Gov


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