Wednesday, May 16, 2007

20 Senate Democrats Vote To Continue Iraq Occupation

"The Feingold-Reid plan introduced last month would cut off funding at the end of March for all but a limited range of military operations, which include protecting U.S. personnel, training Iraqi forces and conducting limited counter-terrorism operations.
“Congress cannot wait for the president to change course,” said Feingold, one of the war’s harshest critics.
“As long as the president’s Iraq policy goes unchecked, our courageous troops will continue to put their lives on the line unnecessarily, our constituents will continue to pour billions of dollars into this war, our military readiness will continue to erode and our ability to confront and defeat Al Qaeda will be jeopardized,” Feingold said on the Senate floor."

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