Wednesday, August 1, 2007

It looks as though Rep. Abercrombie (D-HI) has a proposal on Iraq that may be voted on by the House tomorrow. The proposal
would order President Bush to deliver within two months a plan on how to redeploy troops. It will be on the suspension calendar, meaning there will be no amendments, but it needs a two-thirds majority to pass.

That bill got 24 Republican votes in the Armed Services Committee last week, but it may lose votes from liberal Democrats who have pledged not to support Iraq redeployment measures that don’t include a “date certain.”
Some proponents of withdrawal don't seem very happy with this non-binding proposal. It seems as though Speaker Pelosi--under some pressure--agreed to allow this measure to come to the floor. Both sides seem to be gearing up for a September debate on Iraq policy...