Talk about stupid ideas
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.
House Democrats have pulled back from efforts to link additional funding for the war to strict troop-readiness standards after the proposal came under withering fire from Republicans and from their party's own moderates. That strategy was championed by Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) and endorsed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
And do you know what's going to prevent this from happening? The fact that the Republicans did not use the nuclear option last year. If they had, there would be no 60 votes required for cloture. Since the Democrats will not get 60 votes in favor of cutting off debate, they will not be able to pass the repeal.
Boy, you know, John McCain looks smarter every day.
Labels: Democrats, Iraq War, John McCain