Friday, June 16, 2006

House rejects time-table for Iraq pullout- again

Today, the House rejected setting an artificial timetable for a US troop pullout from Iraq.

In a 256-153 vote, the GOP-led House approved a nonbinding resolution that praises U.S. troops, labels the Iraq war part of the larger global fight against terrorism and says an "arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment" of troops is not in the national interest.


Here is the final roll call vote.


jeff said...

Does anyone know why Sensenbrenner didnt vote on measure? Was he out of town working on caputuring illegals at their jobs or trying to cross the border?

Kate said...

Kathy, do you happen to know if the Republican Paul, was Ron Paul, of Texas?

K. Carpenter said...

I have no idea why Sensenbrenner did not vote.

Yes, Kate- Ron Paul is the Republican from Texas. Ron Paul is 100% anti-Bush and 100% against any war, much less the war in Iraq.

K. Carpenter said...

Actually Kate- I should clarify that Ron Paul is only a Republican when he is running for office and he needs the Republican money. Any other time, Ron Paul calls himself a libertarian.

Kate said...

True Kathy, but it is disappointing when he's done some other fairly good things. Wonder why he doesn't just run as a Libetarian. Texans might go for it. :)

BBG said...

Cheap shot Jeff. Jim is standing up for something that without his leadership would be swept under the rug.

Now for the GREAT stuff. Paul Ryan MY congressman is once again talking the talk and walking the walk.

Way to go Paul

jeff said...

I dont disagree with his border security plan; however, like his criticism of the Reagan amnesty in 1986, he too is only going after one part of the problem and trying to act like he is so noble.

Also, what's with his problem with federal law enforcement executing legal search warrants on Congressional memebers offices and trying to make it sound like the Bush administration is out to castrate one of the three branches of government?

K. Carpenter said...

Sensenbrenner was out of town at a family function.

Like the rest of us, Sensenbrenner has family obligations. The resolution passed without him.