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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Political Forecast: Democrats should seriously consider Vilsack's resolution against escalation

Excerpted from this post at Political Forecast
... during the push for war in Iraq, House and Senate Republicans in Iowa brought up for debate a resolution that expressed support for the President, his cabinet, and the Armed Forces for their "commitment to disarming the nation of Iraq and removing Saddam Hussein from power." (SR 15). Now, the previous link will take you to the Senate's resolution. According to Todd Dorman, the House approved a similar resolution. ... Now, I'm sure that there are political implications in "voting to support the war and then voting not to support sending in more troops to win the war" if you want to frame it like that. But the more important point is that it gives Democrats the ability to truly lead, as well as to apologize and make-up for their votes the first time around.

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