Ed WardCONGRESS.ORG WEEKLY UPDATE January 27, 2007Sun Jan 28, 2007 17:49
CONGRESS.ORG WEEKLY UPDATE January 27, 2007
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DUELING RESOLUTIONS ON IRAQ TROOPS
Dueling Resolutions on Iraq Troop "Surge"
The Senate is expected to vote on competing resolutions related to Pres. Bush's increase in troops in Iraq. Sen. Joe Biden's (D-DE) resolution, "S.Con.Res 2," states that sending any more troops "is not in the U.S. national interest." Sen. John Warner's (R-VA) resolution, "S.Con.Res. 4," states opposition to the proposed 21,500 deployment while leaving it open to send fewer troops to targeted areas. Read the short resolutions below and tell your Senators which one you support if any.
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I Support S.Con.Res.2 I Oppose S.Con.Res.2 I Support S.Con.Res.4 I Oppose S.Con.Res.4
Text of S.Con.Res.2 Sponsored by Sens. Biden (D-DE), Levin (D-MI) and Hagel (R-NE) Total Co-Sponsors 17 (15D and 2R)
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) it is not in the U.S. national interest to deepen its military involvement in Iraq, particularly by escalating the U.S. military presence in Iraq; (2) the primary objective of U.S. strategy in Iraq should be to have the Iraqi political leaders make the political compromises necessary to end the violence in Iraq; (3) greater regional and international support would assist the Iraqis in achieving a political solution and national reconciliation; (4) main elements of U.S. forces in Iraq should transition to helping ensure Iraq's territorial integrity, conduct counterterrorism activities, reduce regional interference in Iraq's internal affairs, and accelerate training of Iraqi troops; (5) the United States should transfer, under an appropriately expedited timeline, responsibility for internal security and halting sectarian violence in Iraq to the government of Iraq and Iraqi security forces; and (6) the United States should engage nations in the Middle East to develop a regional, internationally-sponsored peace and reconciliation process for Iraq.
Text of S.Con.Res.4 Sponsored by Sen. John Warner Total Co-Sponsors 9 (5D and 4R)
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Senate disagrees with the plan to augment our forces by in Iraq by 21,500 and urges the President to consider all options and alternatives for achieving the strategic goals set forth below with force levels other than those proposed; (2) the primary U.S. objective in Iraq should be to encourage Iraqi leaders to make political compromises that will foster reconciliation and strengthen the unity government; (3) the military part of this strategy should focus on maintaining the territorial integrity of Iraq, denying international terrorists a safe haven, conducting counterterrorism operations, promoting regional stability, and training and equipping Iraqi forces to take full security responsibility; (4) U.S. military operations should as much as possible be confined to these goals, and the military Rules of Engagement should reflect this delineation of responsibilities; (5) the U.S. government should expeditiously transfer necessary military equipment to the Iraqi military; (6) the Senate believes the United States should continue anti-insurgency operations in Anbar province; (7) the U.S. government should engage selected nations in the Middle East to develop a peace-and-reconciliation process for Iraq; (8) the Administration should provide regular updates to Congress, produced by the Commander of United States Central Command and his subordinate commanders, about the progress or lack of progress the Iraqis are making toward this end; and (9) our overall military, diplomatic, and economic strategy should not be regarded as open-ended but rather as a new strategy conditioned upon the Iraqi government's meeting Administration-specified benchmarks.
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