The Senate still isn’t ready to talk
Last week the House of Representatives held a debate on the war/occupation of Iraq, after nearly 4 years. Then they voted for the nonbinding resolution criticizing the troop escalation. Representatives may need a nap after all that exertion. While it is impressive action, comparatively speaking, since that’s more than they’ve done previously; it still doesn’t do anything.
Maybe those Reps do at least deserve a sticker, since Saturday the Senate again failed to even discuss a similar resolution. Although on Sunday Senate leadership announced plans to limit the authorization of force made in 2002 and re-state the mission of troops in Iraq, but it remains unclear how this would change the situation on the ground, if at all.
Generally it is the thought that counts, but we are way past the point of mere debate when so many lives are put in danger each day by the continued conflict. We need action now. Congress needs to get its act together.
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