Senate Rethugs running for cover on Iraq
Abandon ship! Cat Killer Frist and John Warner of Virginia want to get their party out of the vortex sucking down the Chimp and are moving, with a non-binding resolution, to solidify their position with the equivalent of a no-confidence vote on Bush’s Iraq policy.
This move came after Dems Carl Levin, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Chris Dodd of Connecticut and John Kerry took turns pummeling Bush policy on Iraq on the Senate floor yesterday.
As these GOP clowns run for cover, are the Dems going to let them take this issue away from them? Wait, don’t ask…
The U.S. Senate opened debate today on measures that would put the chamber on record for the first time asking President George W. Bush to set limits for keeping American troops in Iraq.
The Bush administration “needs to explain to Congress and the American people its strategy for the successful completion of the mission,” say resolutions introduced separately by both Republicans and Democrats. Both parties also would require that Iraq’s rival political factions be told they must make the compromises necessary to achieve a stable government, united against the insurgency, which will allow U.S. troops to leave.
The measures will prove attractive to Republicans up for re-election next year who want “to distance themselves from the White House,” Fisher said.