President Bush apparently could care less whether the House votes for a non-binding resolution opposing his escalation of U.S. troops in Iraq, now that the Senate has tied itself into knots because so many senators have chickened out on the No. 1 issue in America.
But the president does fear that Congress could theoretically take a stronger stand by cutting off funding for his strategy to augment U.S. forces. That is what Congress should do, if it wants to end the slaughter in Iraq.
The current debate is the first time the nation's lawmakers will have a say in the conduct of the war. Will they speak for the American people or for the stubborn administration that has lost touch with reality?
Thursday, February 15, 2007
"Congress Should Weigh In On The War"