Thursday, April 27, 2006

A Moment of Courage or Feingold 2008

Following up on his recent announcement that he supports legalizing gay marriage and his introduction of a resolution censuring Bush, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) has just done it again. The Rawstory reports that Russ has introduced Iraqi pullout language into a bill:

Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) today introduced an amendment demanding redeployment of U.S. troops currently in Iraq by the end of 2006...

The amendment is attached to an emergency supplemental appropriations bill currently being considered to fund ongoing military operations in Iraq...

The appropriations amendment does not call for a complete withdrawal of all U.S. personnel.

This is the third time Feingold has introduced or taken part in writing legislation requesting a troop drawback. In June of 2005, Feingold introduced a resolution calling for a "flexible timetable" for an Iraq withdrawal. In November, 40 Senators voted in support of a similar amendment.

"While this amendment recognizes the need for certain U.S. forces to be engaged in counter-terrorism activities, the training of Iraqi security services, and the protection of essential U.S. infrastructure," Feingold explained, "it also recognizes that the President's current strategy in Iraq is undermining our nation's national security."

Go Russ!


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