Monday, January 29, 2007

Biden: Only 20 Senators Will Support Troop Increase

I hope Biden is right!

Biden: Only 20 Senators Will Support Troop Increase | The Huffington Post:

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee predicted today that no more than 20 senators would vote to support the president's troop increase for Iraq, and he and other Democrats angrily contested the Bush administration's suggestion that their criticism of the war was emboldening the nation's enemies.

It remains to be seen whether this prediction by the Democratic chairman, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, will come to fruition once debate begins this week or next on resolutions critical of President Bush's new war plan. Republican leaders are working hard to limit defections, and competing resolutions may dilute support for that resolution backed by Mr. Biden that finds a troop increase would not be 'in the national interest.'

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