Nancy Pelosi and the new Democrat Party brought to the floor a non-binding resolution that says "We support our troops"---(which is total Bullshit) and will not allow any amendments or counter resolutions by the Republican Party.
When a debate as important as the Iraq war and indeed the war against a radical Islamic sect that has proclaimed to destroy us------and only half of congress has an input into what the people of this nation can say------shame on the Democratic Party.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats relentlessly assailed President Bush's policy in Iraq as a catastrophic failure Tuesday as the House plunged into momentous debate on a war that has lost public support and cost more than 3,100 U.S. troops their lives. "No more blank checks," declared Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"This battle is the most visible part of a global war" against terrorists, countered the Republican leader, Rep. John Boehner, hoping to limit GOP defections on what loomed as an extraordinary wartime rebuke to the commander in chief. "If we leave, they will follow us home. It's that simple."
"As in the Cold War, our current struggle is one of survival," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said in floor debate. "The enemy does not mean merely to chase us away. The goal of the Islamist extremist radicals is to destroy us. If we run, they will pursue. If we cower, they will strike."
"The world is watching. The radical jihadists who oppose us are watching," said Shadegg, warning against anything that could signal weakness on the part of the United States.
Republicans had sought to offer an alternative measure, drafted by Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, that would have prohibited Congress from cutting off funds for the troops. Johnson was a prisoner of war during Vietnam, and Boehner teared up before reporters as he listened to him describe his reaction at the time when he learned of anti-war protests back in the United States.
But Democrats said Republicans would not be allowed a vote on their measure, and the House voted, 227-197, to uphold the rejection.
So this is a one-sided resolution for the party in power to do nothing but more Bush bashing, and posturing for an agenda that has no regard for the safety and security of this nation in a time of war.
(Note to Democrats------this war is not about Bush----you morons)