he House of Representatives renounced President George W. Bush's latest strategy to resolve the four-year war in Iraq, passing a nonbinding resolution that disapproves of his decision to send about 21,000 more U.S. troops to the conflict.
The vote may be the strongest rebuke of a president during wartime since Congress in 1970 rescinded the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that authorized military action in Southeast Asia.
More than a dozen members of Bush's Republican Party joined most Democrats in approving the measure by a vote of 246-182. Democrats said the resolution was a preamble to legislation that will directly challenge the administration's ability to add troops to Iraq and eventually seek to force their redeployment or withdrawal.
Friday, February 16, 2007
House Passes Resolution Disapproving of Bush's Iraq Strategy