Senators Eye Rejection of Bush War Plan

Democrats took the first step toward a wartime repudiation of President Bush on Wednesday, convening a Senate committee to endorse legislation declaring that the deployment of additional troops to Iraq is "not in the national interest."

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Senate panel says no to “surge”

Malaysia Star [Malaysia]

01/24/07

A key U.S. Senate committee brushed aside U.S. President George W. Bush’s plea to give his new war strategy a chance and passed a resolution on Wednesday opposing the plan to send more troops to Iraq. The 12-9 vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee drew less Republican support than expected, given growing doubts in Congress about the wisdom of Bush’s decision to add 21,500 troops in Baghdad and Anbar province. Only one Republican, resolution co-author Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, voted for it, after accusing the Bush administration of playing ‘ping-pong’ with American lives. The measure now goes to the Senate floor for a vote expected next week. But the panel’s chairman Sen. Joseph Biden, a Delaware Democrat, said it may be rewritten to attract more Republicans who have soured on the Iraq war...

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