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Saturday, June 17, 2006

H RES 861.....

This symbolic piece of legislation on the support of the Iraqi people, the honoring of our soldiers and all of the soldiers involved in Iraq and the continued conflict in Afghanistan, was supported by Republicans but voted against by most Democrats. Just another reason to not trust Democrats with the security of the United States, they can't even symbolically support our troops.

Republican Yeas-214 Nays-3
Democratic Yeas-42 Nays-149
Independent Yeas-0 Nays-1
TOTALS Yeas-256 Nays-153

Whereas the United States and its Coalition partners will continue to support Iraq as part of the Global War on Terror: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) honors all those Americans who have taken an active part in the Global War on Terror, whether as first responders protecting the homeland, as servicemembers overseas, as diplomats and intelligence officers, or in other roles;
(2) honors the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces and of partners in the Coalition, and of the Iraqis and Afghans who fight alongside them, especially those who have fallen or been wounded in the struggle, and honors as well the sacrifices of their families and of others who risk their lives to help defend freedom;
(3) declares that it is not in the national security interest of the United States to set an arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq;
(4) declares that the United States is committed to the completion of the mission to create a sovereign, free, secure, and united Iraq;
(5) congratulates Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and the Iraqi people on the courage they have shown by participating, in increasing millions, in the elections of 2005 and on the formation of the first government under Iraq's new constitution;
(6) calls upon the nations of the world to promote global peace and security by standing with the United States and other Coalition partners to support the efforts of the Iraqi and Afghan people to live in freedom; and
(7) declares that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the noble struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.
Read what the above says and you can see that it is crafted to be very agreeable. Honoring the soldiers, declaring that an arbitrary date for withdrawal from Iraq is not in the nations best interest and resolving to stay the course. So if these 149 House members want to do something different, then what is it? Dishonor the soldiers, not support the governments in Iraq or Afghanistan or maybe just set an arbitrary date for the pull-out of the American troops?


At 5:03 AM, Blogger Chupacabra said...

declares that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the noble struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.

Hooray for perpetual, eternal war :/


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