Friday, March 02, 2007

Democrats want troops out of Iraq if goals are not met

Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives have rallied around legislation that would bring US troops home from Iraq within 6 months if the Iraqi government does not lessen violence there, reports the Associated Press.

Rep. James Moran (D-VA) told the AP that the proposal, which he called "responsive to the will of the voters last November," was discussed in a closed door meeting Thursday by Democratic members of the House committee that oversees military spending.

The proposed legislation would prohibit "the deployment to Iraq of troops with insufficient rest or training" and force President Bush to seek congressional approval for military operations in Iran, writes Anne Flaherty.


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