Congress owes it to troops to stop war

Fox News
by Susan Estrich

02/18/07

What’s the point of a non-binding resolution that the president has already said would not affect his decisions? How do you send a message to a person who isn’t listening? The resolution affirming support for the troops and opposition to the surge won’t really do anything, notwithstanding the heated debate about whether to pass it. It won’t stop the war, save a life, or slow the surge. Nancy Pelosi says the president can’t completely ignore ‘the voice of the American people,’ but my bet is he’ll try. The reason the resolution matters is not because of its impact on the president, but on Congress; not because it will goad the president into action, but because it will force Congress to face its own fears...

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