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February 27, 2007

Continuing in the Senate: Iraq

Thursday, February 22, 2007, 5:05 PM PST
WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to limit the mission of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Republicans Dare Dems To Cut Iraq Funds
Democratic Senators are hatching, planning and discussing a new effort to repeal the 2002 Iraq war authorization as part of their efforts to end the war in Iraq. The entire Democratic caucus is going to take a look at the idea next Tuesday. However, Republican leaders are already criticizing it.

Democrats Seek to Repeal 2002 War Authorization
Senate Democratic leaders intend to unveil a plan next week to repeal the 2002 resolution authorizing the war in Iraq in favor of narrower authority that restricts the military's role and begins withdrawals of combat troops.

McConnell Threatens to Block Bid to Repeal War Resolution
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned yesterday that a new Democratic effort to repeal the 2002 Iraq war resolution would meet the same fate as two previous efforts to limit President Bush's authority: blocked by procedural obstacles, unless Democrats relent to GOP terms.

New Democratic Strategy Calls For March 2008 Pullout
Senate Democrats are backing a pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of March 2008 – a deadline similar to one recommended by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.

Lieberman at Center Stage as Homeland Bill Becomes Likely Venue for Iraq Debate
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman has talked a lot recently about the loneliness of being a pro-war independent who still sits on the Democratic side of the aisle. But this week he will be anything but lonely — he will command center stage as floor manager of homeland security legislation (S 4, S 184) that could become a magnet for the Democratic anti-war movement.

A Democrat on Everything but Iraq
Joe Lieberman is evil incarnate, according to the liberal blogosphere. Yet his voting record reveals a different story.

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