Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Now Playing: A Real Debate Over the War

The House of Representatives has begun going where the Senate feared to tread – a debate over the Iraq war.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the way today as the Democratic-controlled House embarked on the debate, declaring that the public has decided that President Bush's policies "have not worked, will not work and must be changed."
A vote is expected by Friday on a nonbinding resolution that opposes the president's decision to “surge” the number of troops in Iraq while pledging support for the troops already there. As many as 30 Republicans may break ranks and join Democrats is approving the resolution. A similar measure was dead on arrival in the Senate last week after Republicans outfinessed Democrats and threatened to filibuster it.

Click here to read the text of the resolution. And here for more on the resolution.

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