Republicans and Democrats Together In Resolution Opposing Bush’s Escalation

Brian Zick

Anne Flaherty for AP reports: WASHINGTON - Two senators, a Republican and a Democrat, leading separate efforts to put Congress on record against President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq joined forces Wednesday, agreeing on a nonbinding resolution that would oppose the plan and potentially embarrass the White House. (…) The resolution is likely to pose a threat to the White House because of its potential appeal to Republicans who have grown tired of the nearly four-year war and want a chance to express their concerns. The White House has been hoping to avoid an overwhelming congressional vote criticizing Bush's handling of the war. (…) Warner had attracted at least seven other Republicans who were inclined to vote for his resolution.

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