Kennedy Introduces Legislation to Prevent War Escalation

Brian Zick

Marty Lederman at Georgetown Law blog reports Senator Kennedy is today introducing this legislation, the operative provision of which reads: Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be obligated or expended by the United States government to increase the number of United States forces in Iraq above the number for such forces which existed as of January 9, 2007, without a specific authorization from Congress by law for such an increase. Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker has posted the text of a speech Kennedy will give at the National Press Club today. update: Senator Kennedy has posted a diary entry at dailykos, titled "Escalation: It's Not Up To Him"

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