Baseball Crank
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February 13, 2007
WAR: Profiles in . . . Debatability

Tom Vilsack says the House Democrats lack the courage of their convictions for supporting only a non-binding resolution on Iraq - now, Vilsack, he would be the real deal:

In the shorter term, the nation must deal with its mess in Iraq, Vilsack said, and a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send more troops -- the sort of resolution Pelosi, D-San Francisco, began pushing through the House on Wednesday -- simply won't suffice.

"How many lives are going to be saved with a nonbinding resolution?" he asked rhetorically during a question-and-answer period after his speech. Facing reporters later, he said Congress has "a constitutional and moral responsibility to debate whether we should continue to fund this war."

Yes sir, we have a moral obligation to go beyond non-binding resolutions and . . . debate. Strong stuff.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:50 PM | Politics 2008 • | War 2007-14 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Like every other Dim in the race, if we talk long enough they will get tired and go away. The real world just doesn't work that way.

Posted by: maddirishman at February 14, 2007 11:37 AM

Just curious - what other powers does the House and Senate have? Cut funding(which requires debate), issue non binding resolutions(which requires debate-which was blocked), or withdraw the President's authorization to make war (not sure about that one).

Are there any other things that can be done?

Posted by: dave at February 14, 2007 1:15 PM
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