Skip to comments.Senate resolution to criticize Iraq plan [Hagel]
Posted on 01/17/2007 11:12:58 AM PST by Enchante
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats working with a well-known Republican war critic are developing a resolution declaring that President Bush's troop build up in Iraq "is not in the national interest," said people familiar with the document.
The resolution also would put the Senate on record as saying the U.S. commitment in Iraq "can only be sustained" with popular support among the American public and in Congress, according to officials who are knowledgeable about the draft.
These officials would speak only on grounds of anonymity because the drafting is still under way. Sen. Chuck Hagel (news, bio, voting record), a Nebraska Republican and potential 2008 presidential candidate, is helping Democrats with the wording of the anti-war resolution.
"It is not in the national interest of the United States to deepen its military involvement in Iraq, particularly by escalating U.S. troop presence in Iraq," it says.
The resolution will be cosponsored by Sens. Carl Levin (news, bio, voting record) and Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record), as well as Hagel. Levin, D-Mich., chairs the Armed Services Committee, and Biden, D-Del., heads the Foreign Relations Committee.
The Senate leadership is expected by Thursday to propose the resolution, with debate planned around the same time that Bush delivers his State of the Union speech next Tuesday.
Hagel's agreement to help Democrats champion the resolution amounts to a setback to the administration and to Bush, who has argued vehemently that some 21,500 additional U.S. troops are needed to help the Iraqi government calm sectarian violence in Baghdad and Anbar province.
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Hagel has no clue and never has. He blows with the wind on everything because he looks in the mirror and sees a President.
These RINOs are killing our country. They will do anything to our country and our people, all for their own empowerment.
Put a resolution to stop funding or stfu, take a stand one way or the other
Wrong! Hagel is probably the most pro-limited government member of the Senate. He voted for the Bush tax cuts, against McCain-Feingold, for the second amendment, and was against the Iraq Wilsonian quagmire when it wasn't popular.
Meanwhile, they do everything they can do discourage support by the American people. At what point is this aid and comfort.
"Wrong! Hagel is probably the most pro-limited government member of the Senate. He voted for the Bush tax cuts, against McCain-Feingold, for the second amendment, and was against the Iraq Wilsonian quagmire when it wasn't popular."
Hey everyone, let's all welcome Senator Hagel's Chief-of-Staff to the forum!
Nah.....but I'd work for Ron Paul in a heart-beat.
It is because of RINOs like Hagel that the latest solicitation for the National Republican Senatorial Committee has gone into the trash and all other Republican solicitations for money or otherwise will end up in the same location.
Hagel is a BIG GASBAG!
You're being awful hard on the boy.
I think we ought to give him a level playing field as he launches his '08 Republican exploratory committee. "The truth will set you free."
...and if my only choices were Mrs. Bill Clinton and Chuck Hagel, I'd run to the local Mrs. Bill Clinton campaign office to work for her/it.
When he gets that vote in the Republican primary, we'll know where it came from.
Ah, so he was taking Oil for Food money, too.
Hagel's straw-clutching campaign for President will make Obama's pathetic attempt ALMOST look reasonable.
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