Time for an Exit Strategy

Time for an Exit Strategy

House members calling for an Iraq exit strategy move toward the majority as their opponents stay in the minority.

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Toward the Majority

. Democratic Representative Lynn Woolsey forced a Congressional vote on bipartisan legislation that would have asked George W. Bush to submit a plan to Congress explaining the outlines of an eventual exit strategy from Iraq. With polls showing that a majority of Americans now believe the war was not worth it, the move was designed to put lawmakers on record on the issue of bringing the troops home.

Permanent Minority

. Seventy-nine Democrats–including House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and minority whip Steny Hoyer–voted against Woolsey’s legislation, helping to send it down to defeat and preventing it from being a key contrast point between Democrats and Republicans.

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