Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Warner Amendment

In what could actually be a brilliant political move, John Warner, republican senator from Virgina, had in his version of the Iraq Supplemental Funding Bill which was defeated 52-44, certain language that included the following:

SEC. 4. REDEPLOYMENT OF U.S. FORCES FROM IRAQ.
(a) The President of the United States, in respecting the sovereign rights of the nation of Iraq, shall direct the orderly redeployment of elements of U.S. forces from Iraq, if the components of the Iraqi government, acting in strict accordance with their respective powers given by the Iraqi Constitution, reach a consensus as recited in a resolution, directing a redeployment of U.S. forces.


Can you believe it? It basically would leave Bush without a way around not redeploying. We went to Iraq to give it freedom and democracy and they would be exercising democracy to its fullest, unlike us as of late. How could we continue to have troops there when the government that we hoped would be "Western" votes to ask us to leave?

Interesting....

It's strange weather now, thunder and lightning but mostly sunny with a haze overhead and threatening clouds on both sides of the valley...

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