Friday, June 29, 2007

Votes in July to End the Iraq War


Pelosi, Reid to announce new push to end Iraq war

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are expected tomorrow to announce a new coordinated effort to force votes in July to end the Iraq war, according to Democratic insiders.

Reid has already publicly declared that Senate Democrats will offer four Iraq-related amendments to the upcoming 2008 Defense authorization bill, including a proposal by Reid and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) to set a firm timetable to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by next spring.

Pelosi is planning to announce that the House will also vote on a bill setting a new withdrawal timetable of April 1, 2008, although the details of the proposal were still up in the air at press time, according to Democratic sources. The House will consider this proposal as a freestanding bill, said the sources. ...(more)

Slow but steady wins the race?

But what can be done to stop the ongoing harm that Bush/Republicans are doing? The Neo-Con/Conservative/wing-nuts are still busily babbling about their Islamofantasy world. They are making every effort to force the world into the mold of their bizarro fantasies. Not only are they willing to continue disastrous tactics in an effort to stave off admitting that their policies are faulty and that the occupation of Iraq is a failure; they are prepared to diminish Americas standing in the world by implement policies that decimate our military while build up our enemies.

This morning Juan Cole writes about Bush's latest effort to strengthen al-Qaeda. Go Read It

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