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No End in Sight for War in Iraq

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2006 at 12:49 pm

Yahoo news/Associated Press reports:

"The House on Friday [today] handily rejected a timetable for pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq, culminating a fiercely partisan debate between Republicans and Democrats feeling the public's apprehension about war and the onrushing midterm campaign season."

"In a 256-153 vote that mirrored the position taken by the Senate earlier, the GOP-led House approved a nonbinding resolution that praises U.S. troops, labels the Iraq war part of the larger global fight against terrorism and says an 'arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment' of troops is not in the national interest."

While this doesn't come as a huge surprise, i'd just like to give a shout to Nancy Pelosi for the following quote

"Stay the course, I don't think so Mr. President. It's time to face the facts," House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California answered, as she called for a new direction in the conflict. "The war in Iraq has been a mistake. I say, a grotesque mistake."

Just for fun, check out Nancy Pelosi's score on the League of Pissed Off Voters' scorecard.  This is a good tool for finding out where elected officials stand on a number of categories (based on their voting history).

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  1. good post thanks.

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