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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:11 PM
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-US-Iraq.html?_r=1...

On Friday, only four Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the Iraq measure: Sens. Gordon Smith of Oregon, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Susan Collins of Maine and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.

Sen. Christopher Dodd was the lone Democrat opposing it because he said it did not go far enough to end the war. Other Democrats, including Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, said they too opposed the bill as too soft but that they supported advancing debate.

''The only way to end the war is with a firm deadline that is enforceable through funding,'' said Dodd, D-Conn.

Democrats acknowledge recent progress made by the military in Iraq but contend the security will be short-lived unless the Iraqi government reaches a political settlement.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:19 PM
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1. The fact that four Republicans are still brave enough to defy
the "surge is working!" pressure from their own party to support the cloture motion makes Dodd look like a grandstanding asshole. If the Dems don't get unified on an imperfect but passable measure, we will lose what few Republicans we have--and when we lose their support, it's game over.
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Rabo Karabekian Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:38 PM
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2. So
Who cares what Dodd does on anything?
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