Monday, January 22, 2007

Republican opposition to Iraq plan grows

If Bush is allowed to escalate Iraq, WWIII has begun.

Republican opposition to Iraq plan grows - Yahoo! News:

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans pushed back Monday against President Bush's decision to increase troop strength in Iraq, some voicing opposition while others urged holding the administration and Iraqi government more accountable for the war effort.

'We've had four other surges since we first went into Iraq,' said Sen. Susan Collins (news, bio, voting record), referring to the administration's plan for an additional 21,500 troops. 'None of them produced a long-lasting change in the situation on the ground.

'So I am very skeptical that this surge would produce the desired outcome,' said the Maine Republican.

In the Senate, Collins joined two Republicans and one Democrat to unveil nonbinding legislation expressing disagreement with Bush's plan. The president should consider 'all options and alternatives' involving a smaller force, the measure said.

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