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Democrats back away from Iraq plan
Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | February 26, 2007 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Posted on 02/26/2007 4:34:24 PM PST by HAL9000

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WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders backed away from aggressive plans to limit President Bush's war authority, the latest sign of divisions within their ranks over how to proceed.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday he wanted to delay votes on a measure that would repeal the 2002 war authorization and narrow the mission in Iraq.

Senior Democrats who drafted the proposal, including Sens. Joseph Biden of Delaware and Carl Levin of Michigan, had sought swift action on it as early as this week, when the Senate takes up a measure to enact the recommendations of the bipartisan Sept. 11 commission.

Reid, who will huddle with Democrats Tuesday to discuss whether to postpone the Iraq debate, cited pressure from victims' families for quick action on the Sept. 11 bill as the reason for doing so.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; carlevin; carllevin; congress; democrats; harryreid; iraq; josephbiden; levin; murtha; pelosi; reid

1 posted on 02/26/2007 4:34:29 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Chicken Run!


2 posted on 02/26/2007 4:35:38 PM PST by Arm_Bears (See Rock City!)
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To: HAL9000

Wonder who they have been talking with.


3 posted on 02/26/2007 4:35:48 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

Joe Liberman put the fear of loosing the Majority in them.


4 posted on 02/26/2007 4:37:07 PM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: SubMareener
If he did, then I'm buying him a beer the next time I see him.

:-)

5 posted on 02/26/2007 4:37:42 PM PST by The Blitherer (What the devil is keeping the Yanks? Duncan Hunter for President '08!)
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To: HAL9000

hehe... this is Joe Lieberman's doing.


6 posted on 02/26/2007 4:38:15 PM PST by Mercat
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To: HAL9000

I'm not surprised.


7 posted on 02/26/2007 4:39:14 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: MamaB

I think it's finally dawning on them, if they botch up the war by limiting Bush it will be they that suffer not Bush. From day one(1) they have been learning that it is easier to complain than rule.


8 posted on 02/26/2007 4:41:15 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: HAL9000
Oh, this ain't gonna play well with the moonbats.
9 posted on 02/26/2007 4:42:35 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: HAL9000
Perhaps they should have a double non-binding, non-voting pledge on the surge, or a spelling contest.
10 posted on 02/26/2007 4:44:10 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Hagel, Obama, Voinovich and Biden making the world safe for Iranian terrorists.)
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To: HAL9000

Democrats cut-and-run on their cut-and run.


11 posted on 02/26/2007 4:45:14 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Good night Chesty, wherever you are!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

"Democrats cut-and-run on their cut-and-run."



I like that. That's a good one.


12 posted on 02/26/2007 4:51:10 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: HAL9000

"ited pressure from victims' families for quick action on the Sept. 11 bill as the reason for doing so."

What 'victims' is he talking about?


13 posted on 02/26/2007 4:53:15 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

Never mind.

Just re-read it.

So the 'victims' families want us out of Iraq?

Really!


14 posted on 02/26/2007 4:54:37 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SubMareener
Joe Liberman put the fear of loosing the Majority in them.

Yep, and I think the despicable murtha helped it along when he bragged about his plan to cut our military off at the knees.

15 posted on 02/26/2007 4:55:43 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: elhombrelibre

A spelling bee in Congress would be entertaining, but not very dignified.

How many Quayles do you supposed would be discovered ?

I doubt your average Congress critter would have the courage to compete in a spelling bee.


16 posted on 02/26/2007 4:56:23 PM PST by Kellis91789
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To: bushbuddy

That is good. These un-patriotic a-holes don't have the guts to vote an a bill showing they don't have any guts. What an example for our troops.


17 posted on 02/26/2007 4:57:08 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: SubMareener

Joe Liberman put the fear of loosing the Majority in them.


I believe that is exactly what happened! Heard this evening that Liberman let them know he was against it, and the Dems are afraid he will go from Independent to Republican if they continue to push it! Would love to see Liberman become Republican! He seems to be more conservative than some RINO Republicans out there, at least on the war issue.


18 posted on 02/26/2007 4:58:24 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: HAL9000

Proving once again that most Democrats aren't making decisions based on our nation's best interests but rather how it will affect their political aspirations.


19 posted on 02/26/2007 5:01:43 PM PST by Chena
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To: HAL9000

Democrats are wussies. (can I say the 'P' word on FR?)


20 posted on 02/26/2007 5:05:08 PM PST by narby
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To: SubMareener

I agree. Joe Lieberman definitely deserves some credit for this.


21 posted on 02/26/2007 5:05:14 PM PST by Chena
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To: HAL9000
The developments on both sides of the Capitol reflected a new level of disarray in Democratic ranks on Iraq. Swept into power by voters clamoring for an end to the war, Democrats have seen their efforts falter under a reality more complicated than they found on the campaign trail.

Honest writing from an AP correspondent! Will wonders never cease.

22 posted on 02/26/2007 5:08:19 PM PST by CedarDave (Vietnam Vet Remembers -- This Time ... SUPPORT the Troops, COMPLETE the Mission)
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To: HAL9000

Reid forgets that there were more Democrats in the Senate back when they passed the War Resolution than there are today.


23 posted on 02/26/2007 5:12:16 PM PST by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Kellis91789
Okay, maybe a spelling contest isn't the best idea. Maybe some other technique could be used to show they're really, really not sure about the surge. They could do paint-by-number, a mural or their valiant struggle against the stupid Bush, a paean to their leaders Kennedy and Kerry, or a movie by Al Gore.
24 posted on 02/26/2007 5:18:23 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Hagel, Obama, Voinovich and Biden making the world safe for Iranian terrorists.)
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To: HAL9000

LOL...Dingy Harry just figured out who the most powerful person in D.C. is....Joe Liberman.


25 posted on 02/26/2007 5:21:56 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

"Democrats cut-and-run on their cut-and run."

LOL


26 posted on 02/26/2007 5:33:12 PM PST by Cruz
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To: SubMareener

First thing I thought of.


27 posted on 02/26/2007 5:34:06 PM PST by daler (The best things in life...aren't "things.")
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To: HAL9000

I guess Dingy didn't want to lose his job.


28 posted on 02/26/2007 5:41:37 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Bahbah; Mo1; STARWISE; MagUSNRET

PING


29 posted on 02/26/2007 6:00:28 PM PST by Txsleuth
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